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The latest exposure incident involving a Liberal MP is being taken 'extremely seriously,' according to the whip.

According to the Quebec MP, he urinated unaware that he was being filmed.

The whip's office stated today that he is taking the latest exposure incident involving a Liberal Member of Parliament seriously.

"It is critical that everyone on Parliament Hill work in a safe environment, and we take these issues extremely seriously," said Charles-Eric Lépine, spokesman for Liberal government whip Mark Holland.

"Mr. Amos has resigned from his position as Parliamentary Secretary and his committee responsibilities."

On Thursday, Quebec MP Will Amos said in a statement posted to Twitter that he "urinated without realizing (he) was on camera" the previous day while participating in a virtual session of the House of Commons.

Will Amos of Pontiac addresses the House of Commons during question period on Parliament Hill on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.
Will Amos of Pontiac addresses the House of Commons during question period on Parliament Hill on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

Amos described the incident as an accident and stated that he is temporarily resigning from his parliamentary roles in order to seek "assistance," but did not specify what type of assistance he was seeking.

Amos made international headlines earlier this month when he appeared naked on an internal parliamentary feed. Amos stated that he was changing his clothes following a run and was unaware that his laptop camera had been turned on.

Following an outcry from Liberals — including Holland, who described sharing the photo as a possible criminal act — Bloc Quebecois MP Sebastien Lemire apologized for taking a screenshot of Amos but claimed he did not share it with the media.

Karen Vecchio, the Conservative Deputy House Leader, stated that Amos has demonstrated a pattern of behavior.

"It is now clear that Trudeau's Liberals failed in their responsibility to ensure a safe work environment in the aftermath of the first incident," she said in a statement.

"We cannot have any more of this from Liberal members of Parliament, and Conservatives will exhaust all possible avenues to ensure that this never happens again."

Vecchio raised a privilege motion in the Commons on Friday, requesting that the Speaker investigate the incident.

Speaker Anthony Rota's spokesperson told CBC News that he will "review the matter and, if necessary, return to the House."

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh condemned the incident but expressed support for Amos receiving assistance.