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Urinating, nude MP maintains he’s not mentally ill

Liberal MPs at the time defended Will Amos as a victim of crude gibes who’d made an innocent error by walking through his office without clothing.

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The Quebec Liberal MP who was caught urinating and walking around naked during a video meeting says he’s not mentally ill.

Blacklock’s Reporter says Liberal MP Will Amos (Pontiac, Que.) told media on Thursday he consulted a psychotherapist after being censured by the Commons June 7 for misconduct.

“The assessments from my health team suggest I don’t have any mental health disorder,” Amos said in a video conference from his constituency office.

“For three weeks I was lucky enough to be surrounded by psychologists and resources who helped me put a wellness plan in place and gradually I’m back to work.

“I wasn’t diagnosed with a mental health problem, but rather with hyperactive multitasking.”

The two-term MP earlier apologized for a May 26 incident in which he urinated off-camera while attending to House business by video conference. Amos was stripped of his $18,000-a year appointment as parliamentary secretary for industry, but retained his $185,800 salary as MP.

Before the urinating incident, Amos appeared nude on camera during an April 14 Commons video conference. Liberal MPs at the time defended Amos as a victim of crude gibes who’d made an innocent error in walking through his office without clothing.

“I work hard, too hard it turns out,” Amos was quoted by the daily Le Droit.

“The first evaluations from my health team suggest I have no mental health problems. On the other hand, my doctor, my psychologist and my occupational therapist came to the conclusion I do too many things at the same time.

“They conclude this hyperactive multitasking behaviour represents a significant personal and professional vulnerability. This results in distracted behaviour. The two Zoom incidents reflect problems with situational awareness, which is the result of hyperactive multitasking and high levels of stress. My new wellness plan specifically addresses stress and distraction.”

Amos acknowledged “bad judgment” and said he personally apologized to the prime minister.

The MP said he will seek a third term in an expected fall election.

“I’m a little frustrated with myself,” Amos was quoted.

“After the first incident, I did not step back. I did not go to a health team. Now I know I need it. It’s a shame it took a second incident to recognize this.”

A weekly newspaper, The Lowdown, quoted Amos as indicating his care team was a psychotherapist, psychologist, occupational therapist and his family doctor.

“I want to be clear that while these two incidents have resulted in great embarrassment they don’t define me,” said Amos, who was accompanied by his wife who wept during the teleconference with reporters.

Speaker Anthony Rota referred Amos’ censure to the House affairs committee. The incidents “constitute a serious breach of the rules of decorum and an affront against the dignity of the House,” said Rota.

“Obviously when we have a case of someone literally exposing themselves to the House on two different occasions, that is a pretty serious matter and one that does deserve to be reviewed by the House affairs committee,” said Conservative MP Blake Richards (Banff-Airdrie, Alta.), Chief Opposition Whip.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard
dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com
Twitter.com/nobby7694

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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8 Comments

  1. Fred Monninots

    July 10, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    He certainly made a splash.

  2. Susan Grant

    July 10, 2021 at 1:29 pm

    #Disgusting

  3. GS Uddin

    July 10, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Still better and more sane than a lunatic from the PPC! No Nazi flag either!!!!

  4. K

    July 9, 2021 at 3:18 pm

    They are ALL debased freaks like this nude, urinating asshole

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    Lee Harding

    July 9, 2021 at 10:45 am

    I feel for the wife.

  6. Left Coast

    July 9, 2021 at 10:26 am

    “The assessments from my health team suggest I don’t have any mental health disorder,” Amos said. ? ? ?

    Being a “lieberal” is a mental health issue man . . .

  7. CodexCoder

    July 9, 2021 at 10:20 am

    You know, I bet you could poll most of the country and you wouldn’t find another case of “hyperactive multitasking” leading to being naked and urinating online except in certain depraved forums.

    He needs to be gone from office.

  8. Steven

    July 9, 2021 at 10:10 am

    “I wasn’t diagnosed with a mental health problem, but rather with hyperactive multitasking.”

    “Hyperactive multitasking” Google that in brackets & no definitive medical term or definition comes forth. More to his story then what’s being played in the media or the liberal Party.

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Top Ontario doc says separating vaxxed and unvaxxed best way to get COVID under control

Ontario has had more than 626,000 cases of COVID-19 which has left more than 10,000 people dead.

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One of the ways to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control is to stop “the mixing of unvaccinated and vaccinated,” says Ontario’s chief medical officer.

“Basic means of protecting individuals is stopping the mixing of unvaccinated and vaccinated,” said Dr. Kieran Moore at a Tuesday press conference.

“And if our cases continue through and after the holidays we would make recommendations of government to continue the certification process in play. But we’ll continue to review the data. We do have a very robust testing strategy in Ontario for the winter months as we’ve released previously. We’ve purchased … 11 million rapid antigen test for all students in Ontario.”

Moore was asked whether COVID-19 is “something we’re just going to have to learn to live with” and whether it would ever go away.

“We have a long ways to go with the World Health Organization and other international organizations to try to decrease the number of individuals in which this virus can mutate and/or spread,” he said.

“But I do see a time when we’ll have low, endemic rates and it will turn out to be like influenza or other winter respiratory viruses where there’s a seasonality to it, where it does have an intermittent impact on our health-care system and like influenza, you need an annual vaccine to protect against it.”

Ontario has had more than 626,000 cases of COVID-19 which has left more than 10,000 people dead.

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Trudeau’s beach denier demoted

Trudeau was photographed twice on a beach in Tofino after deciding to skip the first day of a holiday he created — the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

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The Justin Trudeau spokesman who told reporters the prime minister “wasn’t on a beach” when he was, has been demoted, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Trudeau was photographed twice on a beach in Tofino after deciding to skip the first day of a holiday he created — the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.

Trudeau had promised to “set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government.”

Alex Wellstead will be “taking on new challenges” as press secretary to the industry minister, the Prime Minister’s Office said yesterday.  

Wellstead. Courtesy Twitter

Wellstead in a statement called it “a very difficult decision to make.” He had worked as Trudeau’s official spokesman for 20 months.

Wellstead on September 30 issued misleading statements to conceal the fact Trudeau spent the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at a beach resort in Tofino, B.C.

“He wasn’t on a beach,” Wellstead told The Canadian Press at the time. Global News and the weekly Chilliwack Progress photographed Trudeau strolling on the beach and enjoying a glass of beer on a beachfront patio.

The Prime Minister’s Office claimed Trudeau was in private meetings in Ottawa. Staff flew an Indian Residential School “survivors’ flag” and issued a solemn statement in Trudeau’s name.

“We remember the children who never made it home,” it said.

Wellstead did not explain his conduct.

“You as a communicator need to understand everything,” Wellstead said in a March 30 interview with public relations students at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.

The prime minister in 2015 Ministerial Mandate letters said officials must be truthful and transparent.

“Members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, indeed all journalists in Canada and abroad, are professionals who by asking necessary questions contribute in an important way to the democratic process,” wrote Trudeau.

“Your professionalism and engagement with them is essential.

“We have committed to set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government. It is time to shine more light on government to ensure it remains focused on the people it serves.

“Government and its information should be open by default. If we want Canadians to trust their government, we need a government that trusts Canadians.

“It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect. They expect us to be honest, open and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.”

Trudeau on October 6 apologized for the Tofino holiday.

“Traveling on September 30 was a mistake and I regret it,” the prime minister told reporters.

“What made you decide to take a personal trip on a day your government set aside to honour the victims and survivors of residential schools?” asked a reporter.

“Like I said, it was a mistake,” replied Trudeau.

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Feds threaten regulated businesses with COVID fines

The labour department in a statement said it would rewrite the Canada Labour Code to mandate vaccination for some 955,000 private sector employees in federally regulated sectors like air transportation, banking, broadcasting, grain milling, marine shipping, railways and interprovincial trucking.

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If they don’t mandate vaccination of workers, the Labour department is threatening to levy cash fines against airports, banks, radio stations and other federally-regulated employers, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

But the Liberals stopped short of repeating an earlier threat to strip workers of legal rights to challenge vaccine orders.

“It is time to move on,” said Government House Leader Mark Holland.

“Get vaccinated. That’s what Canadians expect to have happen.

“I think the country understands we have now 90% of Canadians who have had their first injection, over 86% with their second. All workplaces across the country” should promote vaccinations, he added.

The labour department in a statement said it would rewrite the Canada Labour Code to mandate vaccination for some 955,000 private sector employees in federally regulated sectors like air transportation, banking, broadcasting, grain milling, marine shipping, railways and interprovincial trucking.

First Nations businesses will be exempt.

“Employers who do not comply with their obligations under the Canada Labour Code may be subject to compliance and enforcement measures including administrative monetary penalties,” the notice said.

“The government will consult with key stakeholders, including representatives of small and medium-sized employers, as it works expeditiously to finalize the new regulations which would come into force in early 2022. The government will also develop resources to help federally regulated workplaces implement the COVID-19 vaccination requirements.”

The notice made no reference to a liability shield proposed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the election campaign. Trudeau on September 1 said a re-elected Liberal cabinet would shield employers from any legal challenge of vaccination orders.

“We’ll stand firm on our commitment,” said Trudeau, adding: “We’ll protect businesses that mandate vaccinations from unjustified lawsuits.”

Canadians who declined a COVID-19 shot were “more than just wrong, because everyone’s entitled to their opinion, they are putting at risk their own kids and they’re putting at risk our kids as well,” said Trudeau.

“What about my choice to keep my kids safe? What about our choices to make sure we’re getting through this pandemic as quickly as we can?”

The Liberal Party in its September 1 campaign platform stated: “A re-elected Liberal government will table legislation to ensure every business and organization that decides to require proof of vaccination from employees and customers can do so without fear of a legal challenge.”

Compulsory vaccination breaches federal law, according to a May 19 statement by Privacy Commissioner Daniel Therrien and 1996 National Immunization Report by the Department of Health.

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