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MP William Amos apologizes after another webcam mishap during virtual House of Commons

Last Updated May 28, 2021 at 6:12 am MDT

The Peace Tower is pictured on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, as lawmakers return to the House of Commons following the winter break. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Summary

A Quebec MP says he is temporarily stepping away from his role as parliamentary secretary after another webcam mishap

Amos previously made headlines around the world after he appeared naked on an internal parliamentary feed

OTTAWA — Liberal MP William Amos has once again been caught unawares on webcam.

Amos says in a statement posted to Twitter that while he was taking part in a virtual session of the House of Commons the previous day, he “urinated without realizing (he) was on camera.”

He says this was “accidental” and could not be viewed by the public, but was nonetheless “completely unacceptable” and that he apologizes without reservation.

The Quebec MP says he is temporarily stepping away from his role as parliamentary secretary to Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne and from his committee work so that he can get help.

Last month, Amos made headlines around the world after he appeared naked on an internal parliamentary feed of virtual question period.

Amos has said he was changing his clothes after a jog and did not realize his laptop camera was turned on and Bloc Québécois MP Sebastien Lemire later apologized for taking a screenshot of the moment.