A Canadian MP has been caught out again after appearing nude at a virtual meeting of the House of Commons. William Amos, the Liberal Party’s representative for the Pontiac region in Quebec since 2015, has apologized for urinating while virtually attending Commons hearings.
It comes barely a month after he appeared nude on an internal parliamentary broadcast, with just a phone to keep his modesty intact.
Following the latest incident on Wednesday night, Mr. Amos said that he will be stepping down from his position as parliamentary secretary to Industry Minister Francois-Phillippe Champagne for the time being.
He will also relinquish his committee obligations so that he might seek assistance.
He will, however, continue to serve as a Member of Parliament, and he expressed gratitude to his staff and family for their love and support.
He claimed in a message on social media on Thursday: “I urinated without realizing I was on camera last night while virtually attending House of Commons sessions in a non-public environment.”
“My acts, as well as the grief they may have caused anyone who watched them, have severely humiliated me.
“While this was unintentional and not apparent to the public, it was utterly inappropriate, and I sincerely apologize.”
Male parliament members should wear a jacket and tie, as well as a shirt, underpants, and pants, according to Claude DeBellefeuille, an MP for the opposition Bloc Quebecois party.