Questions from the floor during a Progressive Conservative fundraising dinner last night in Calgary generated what must have seemed to beleaguered Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach some odd curiosities. “When are you resigning?” was one followed by, “Help us understand why we should stick with the PCs over the Wildrose?”—this last one in regards to growing support for the upstart conservative Wildrose Alliance Party led by Danielle Smith. Tory premiers in Alberta frequently don’t get posed such queries. Stelmach was game, however, responding off the cuff: “Well, I can tell you that I won’t be resigning,” and then, of the Wildrose Alliance, that the PCs aren’t fringe: “The Progressive Conservative party is a big party. It has room for Ted Morton. It has room for Dave Hancock,” he said. But how much longer will it have room for Premier Stelmach?
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