Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday December 1, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Pablo Rodriguez responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons Tuesday December 1, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Pablo Rodriguez asks for investigation into leaked photo of Liberal MP William Amos

OTTAWA — The government House Leader is asking the Speaker of the House of Commons to investigate the leak of a photo of a Liberal MP caught naked on camera during a virtual sitting of Parliament.

Pablo Rodriguez says the incident involving Pontiac MP William Amos was mean-spirited and suggested the sharing of the photo “could very well be criminal.”

A screenshot shows Amos standing unclothed behind a desk between the Quebec and Canadian flags with what appears to be a phone covering his private parts.

Rodriguez blasted the unknown person who leaked the photo to media, asking if they had given any thought to the ramifications on Amos’ family and friends when they shared the photo.

Procurement Minister Anita Anand also expressed concern over the sharing of the image at an event where Amos was originally scheduled to appear, but the minister said he’s instead “taking a day” and noted he has apologized for the incident as an accident.

Amos said he was embarrassed by his “unfortunate mistake” of not realizing his camera was on as he changed into his work clothes after going for a jog.

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