Some stories you can’t make up.
Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, Alberta MLA Mike Allen was charged in the summer with prostitution while on a trip to St. Paul, Minnesota. He left the governing Progressive Conservative caucus and currently sits as an independent.
He has been consulting with his constituents on whether to resign his seat and has attracted the support of an unlikely source:
…sex workers in Mr. Allen’s riding of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo want him to continue as their MLA.
The press release also states “that his activities in Minnesota would be lawful, private and welcome in Alberta, where Sex Workers are pleased to consider respectful requests for personal services.”
Finally, perhaps as a nod to the small-c conservative spirit of much of Alberta, they close:
Most Alberta Sex Workers function successfully as Independent Small Businesses. They demand that their occupational choices be respected.