Singh sets his sights on prairie Conservative-held seats hit hard by COVID-19

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SASKATOON — Jagmeet Singh criticized the COVID-19 pandemic response of Saskatchewan and Alberta’s provincial governments as the NDP campaign focused its attention on Conservative-held seats in the prairie provinces.

But despite battling blue incumbents, Singh kept his messaging targeted at Justin Trudeau during a stop in Saskatoon, saying the Liberal leader abandoned the provinces in the fourth wave.

Singh has kept his sights on the Liberals throughout the campaign, arguing the New Democrats are a viable alternative and discouraging people from strategic voting.

He did not answer repeated questions about whether he’d support the Liberals to form government if Monday's election results in a minority government.

The NDP did say Singh is ready to grow his party’s seat count and strength in the House of Commons.

Singh will later visit ridings in Regina and Edmonton before taking his campaign to British Columbia ahead of the election.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 18, 2021.

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