This is probably support Mike Allen can do without.
The northern Alberta MLA who quit the governing Progressive Conservative caucus after being arrested in a U.S. prostitution sting last summer is getting backing from perhaps an unwelcome quarter – prostitutes.
Something called the Canadian Adult Entertainment Commission says Allen wouldn't be in hot water if he'd dealt with his, ah, needs back home in Canada, instead of while on government business in St. Paul, Minn.
Prostitution is legal in Canada (though solicitation is not), and Alberta sex workers "are pleased to consider respectful requests for personal services," the group said in a news release.
"In addition, sex workers in Mr. Allen's riding of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo want him to continue as their MLA," said the release. "We feel he made a mistake taking his business out of Alberta to puritan St. Paul, Minnesota, but sex workers in his constituency are still pleased to have an MLA who values the services they offer."
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