_News Talk 770
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's annual Stampede-week barbeque in his Calgary riding had some heat in more ways than one Saturday night. Alberta Premier Alison Redford sat beside Harper at the main table and was given a warm applause when introduced. But not as loudly as when Wildrose Party and opposition leader Danielle Smith was asked to stand. Despite the same "Conservative" name, many say that the federal government is more in-line with the Wildrose, who had many MP supporters. During his speech, Harper touted his party's record since coming into majority power, saying 67 of their 100 campaign promises have been checked off and the rest are on the way. He also alluded to conversations about increasing the number of federal seats in Alberta.