A member of Canada’s Parliament has apologized after being filmed urinating on camera during a virtual legislative session, just over a month after he was caught naked in a meeting.
William Amos, 46, a member of Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party, revealed the incident in a statement on Thursday evening and confirmed that he would be stepping down from his committee positions, but not as a representative.
“Last night, while attending House of Commons proceedings virtually, in a non-public setting, I urinated without realizing I was on camera. I am deeply embarrassed by my actions and the distress they may have caused anybody who witnessed them,” Amos wrote.
“While accidental and not visible to the public, this was completely unacceptable, and I apologize unreservedly. I will be stepping aside temporarily from my role as Parliamentary Secretary and from my committee duties so that I can seek assistance.
“I will continue to represent my constituents and I’m grateful to be their voice in Parliament. I am deeply appreciative for the support of my staff and the love of my family.”
Amos, a member of Parliament for the riding of Pontiac, Quebec, since 2015, did not elaborate on the incident that took place during a legislative session on Wednesday, but confirmed that the images were not broadcast to the public.
It was also not clear from Amos’ statement how many members of parliament or staff witnessed the incident.
This was the second time in just over a month that the lawmaker was filmed naked, as he apologized on April 14 after being captured nude standing between the flags of Canada and Quebec in a virtual legislative session. He was caught on camera while getting changed after returning to his office from a run.
The incident was not broadcast to the public, but was witnessed by other lawmakers in the session, with Bloc Quebecois MP Sebastien Lemire screenshotting Amos, causing an image of him to be spread on social media.
Amos apologized and claimed that he thought his webcam was turned off while he got changed during the session.
“I made a really unfortunate mistake today & obviously I’m embarrassed by it. My camera was accidentally left on as I changed into work clothes after going for a jog,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I sincerely apologize to all my colleagues in the House. It was an honest mistake + it won’t happen again.”
Newsweek has contacted Amos, the Liberal Party and the House of Commons for comment.