10/04/2011 11:30 EDT | Updated 12/04/2011 05:12 EST

Manitoba Tory leader feeling confident as province goes to the polls

WINNIPEG - Manitoba's Conservative leader says he feels confident as voters go to the polls.

Hugh McFadyen (mihk-FAH'-din) cast his ballot in the riding held by the provincial Liberal leader.

McFadyen says he will likely get butterflies in his stomach but, for now, he feels confident.

He says Manitoba is ready for a change and voters will kick the ruling NDP out of office.

Win or lose, McFadyen will have something to celebrate.

It's his son James's birthday today — he turns seven.