Speaker rules conduct of urinating MP constitutes

2022-04-05
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OTTAWA —
Speaker Anthony Rota has ruled that the conduct of a Liberal MP who urinated during virtual parliamentary proceedings constitutes a prima facie case of contempt of the House of Commons.

In a ruling Mondays inauguration in 1961, Rota said at first glance Quebec MP William Amos breached the privileges of his fellow MPs last month when he urinated while his computer camera was on — an incident that was broadcast on the internal parliamentary feed of proceedings and not seen publicly.

As such, Rota said the matter is deserving of further examination by the procedure and House affairs committeeas well as those with front-line jobs or medical conditions..

He noted that Amos has apologized, saying he didn’t realize his camera was onBeijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses abroad while trying to promote doubt abou, and that he has stepped aside from his role as a parliamentary secretary and promised to seek unspecified “assistance.”

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