Canada: A Canadian lawmaker was caught completely naked during a virtual meeting of the House of Commons in Canada.
William Amos, who has represented the Quebec district of Pontiac since 2015, arrived completely naked on the screens of his fellow legislators on Wednesday. The pandemic has resulted in many Canadian lawmakers attending the assemblies via video conference rather of in person.
Liberal MP William Amos flashes the nation by appearing in front of the House of Commons, live, while buck naked. pic.twitter.com/8kcB2gvNV7Advertisement
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A screenshot taken by The Canadian Press displays Amos standing behind a desk amidst the Quebec and Canadian flags, and his private parts are hidden by a cell phone in one hand.
“It was an unfortunate mistake,” Amos said in a statement sent by email. ”My video was accidentally turned on when I changed into my work clothes after jogging. I sincerely apologize to my colleagues in the House of Commons for this unintentional distraction. This was obviously an honest mistake and it will not happen again.”
Claude DeBellefeuille, a lawmaker from the opposition Bloc Quebecois party, put the incident in order after question time and suggested that the parliamentary decoration requires male parliamentary members to wear a jacket and tie shirt, underwear and trousers.
Speaker Anthony Rota following thanked DeBellefeuille for her ‘observations’ and explained that although he did not see anything, he checked with technicians and confirmed that they saw something. He reminded lawmakers always to be vigilant when they are around a camera and microphone.
Amos, the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Industry, Francois-Philippe Champagne, was only visible to members of parliament and staff at an internal video conference. Since he did not speak, his image did not appear on the public stream.
Mark Holland, a colleague of the Liberal Party, said Amos was “completely killed”. Holland said he was satisfied with his colleague’s explanation.
“I do not think there was a bad intention. It’s definitely an unfortunate circumstance, ‘Holland said.
“This is a warning to everyone,” Holland added. ‘You should always assume that the camera is on, and be very careful when wandering anywhere near the camera that you have appropriately dressed. ″
Questioned if he would circulate a warning to all liberal lawmakers, he said: ‘Oh, big time. ″