Alberta MLA Mike Allen should do the right thing and resign from the legislature.
On Tuesday, the Canadian Press — and other media outlets — reported that the 51 year old Progressive Conservative legislator was arrested as part of a prostitution ring in Minnesota, where he was attending a conference on behalf of the government.
He had allegedly responded to an advertisement for sex and was arrested when he agreed to pay undercover female police officers for sexual services.
In a statement, released Tuesday, Allen apologized for his "mistake."
"I informed the Chief Government Whip of a legal incident that I have been involved in. Pending resolution of this incident, I have resigned from the government caucus and all legislative committee effective immediately," he wrote.
"I apologize to my family, my friends, my constituents, my colleagues, my staff, and to all Albertans for the embarrassment I have caused in failing to live up to the standards expected of me and the standards I expect ofRead More »from Alberta MLA Mike Allen should resign from legislature after arrest in prostitution sting