- A Canadian MP has apologized after being caught on camera urinating during a parliamentary session.
- Just over a month ago, he appeared naked on an internal parliamentary video feed.
- The lawmaker will step down from his committee duties and his role as Parliamentary Secretary.
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A Canadian politician is temporarily stepping down from some duties after being caught on camera peeing during a virtual House of Commons session, CNN reported.
The incident took place just a few weeks after William Amos, a Liberal MP for Pontiac, Quebec, appeared on a parliamentary video call naked.
“I urinated without realizing I was on camera,” Amos wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “I am deeply embarrassed by my actions and the distress they may have caused anybody who witnessed them.”
Amos will step down from his committee duties, his role as Parliamentary Secretary but will continue to serve as an MP while he seeks “assistance,” he said.
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“While accidental and not visible to the public, this was completely unacceptable, and I apologize unreservedly,” Amos wrote in the statement.
The office of the Liberal government’s whip said that the incident is being taken “extremely seriously,” the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reported.
“It is important to have a safe workplace environment for everyone on Parliament Hill and we take these matters extremely seriously,” Charles-Eric Lépine, spokesperson for Liberal government whip Mark Holland, said.
This is the Liberal lawmaker’s second apology in just a little over a month. He flashed lawmakers and parliamentary staff during an internal parliamentary feed on April 14, Insider’s Mia Jankowicz reported.
“I made a really unfortunate mistake today & obviously I’m embarrassed by it,” he wrote on Twitter on April 15. “My camera was accidentally left on as I changed into work clothes after going for a jog”
At the time, he vowed that appearing in a state of undress would be a one-time occurrence.
“It was an honest mistake + it won’t happen again,” he wrote.