Accused napping MP removed from committee
Calgary MP Rob Anders is seen sleeping in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Nov. 2011.
Published Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:51PM EDT
OTTAWA - A Conservative MP accused of falling asleep during a presentation by homeless veterans has been removed from the House of Commons committee where he allegedly took his nap.
Rob Anders was quietly shuffled Wednesday from the Commons veterans affairs committee.
He was reassigned to the Joint Senate-House scrutiny of regulations committee.
Anders swapped committee duties with a fellow Tory caucus member, Corneliu Chisu.
Conservative MP Joe Preston, who chairs the procedure and House affairs committee, tabled a report in Parliament that received the necessary approval required for the switch of committee assignments.
Earlier this month, media reports said members of a group representing homeless veterans saw Anders fall asleep during their presentation to the committee.