Canadian News Apr 22, 2021 5:07 PM EST

Bloc MP apologizes for sharing nude photo of Liberal MP

"Today I would like to apologize to the House for breaking the rules by taking a photograph of a colleague during question period on April 14."

Bloc MP apologizes for sharing nude photo of Liberal MP
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Bloc MP Sebastien Lemire apologized on Wednesday for taking photos of Parliamentary proceedings, in which fellow MP William Amos inadvertently appeared nude.

As of this writing, Amos has yet to respond publicly to Lemire's apology.

According to the Canadian Press, Lemire stood up on a point of order, and said the following (translated from the original French):

"Today I would like to apologize to the House for breaking the rules by taking a photograph of a colleague during question period on April 14."

"I nevertheless want to reiterate it publicly, to him personally, to his family, to colleagues and to anyone I may have offended. I have no idea how that photo made its way into the media."

Liberal whip Mark Holland, however, said the apology didn't go far enough, as they have a right to know who leaked the picture to the public:

"It’s essential we know where Mr. Lemire sent this photo. We do not accept that he is not going to say where he sent this."

Holland further iterated that this photo going public was "a horrible violation of not only the member’s privilege as it relates to the rules and bylaws of the House, but a horrible violation of human dignity."

"This is an image that has been shared around the world, has become a joke, a punchline in late-night talk shows in other countries."

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