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Alberta premier Redford ‘disgusted’ by Tory MLA’s arrest in prostitution sting

Alberta Premier Alison Redford announces plans to help flood victims cope with emotional stress from the flood including better access to mental health resources and information at a news conferecne in Calgary, Alta., Friday, June 28, 2013.


Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she is "disgusted" by the arrest of a former Tory legislature member in a prostitution sting while on government business in the U.S.

Redford says Mike Allen's conduct was — quote — "more than inappropriate" when he was attending a legislative conference in St. Paul, Minn.

Allen was arrested Monday night by police and faces a possible charge of soliciting a prostitute.

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He has resigned from the governing Progressive Conservative caucus, but remains as an Independent MLA for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo.

Redford says Allen has written a cheque for all the expenses he occurred on the trip.

Redford made the comments after her annual K-Days breakfast in Edmonton.

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