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Canadian lawmaker urinates while on camera during virtual parliamentary proceedings

A Canadian lawmaker has apologized after being caught urinating on camera during virtual parliamentary proceedings, just weeks after he appeared naked during a video call.

The incident occurred on Wednesday while William Amos was “attending House of Commons proceedings virtually in a non-public setting.”

Amos is a federal Member of Parliament (MP) for Pontiac, Quebec for Canada’s governing Liberal party.




“I urinated without realizing I was on camera,” he said in a statement posted on Twitter, adding that he was “deeply embarrassed” by his actions.

“While accidental and not visible to the public, this was completely unacceptable, and I apologize unreservedly,” Amos said.

This is the politician’s second on-camera embarrassment in a matter of weeks.



On April 14, he was spotted in a state of undress during a parliamentary video call. A screenshot from the call circulated widely online.

Amos is a lawmaker who also serves as parliamentary secretary to Canada’s minister of innovation, science and industry.

“I will be stepping aside temporarily from my role as Parliamentary Secretary and from my committee duties so that I can seek assistance,” Amos said.

He added that he would continue to serve as an MP.

The politician was previously an environmental lawyer and was first elected as an MP for Pontiac in 2015.