Conservative MP Rob Anders has represented the riding of Calgary West since 1997. Most of that time has been spent on the back benches, where he’s managed to stay under the radar, except for a few incidents. In 2001, he was the sole MP to vote against making Nelson Mandela an honourary citizen, saying that he was a communist and a terrorist.
And this week, video of Anders apparently falling asleep during Question Period, has gone viral.
In this age of instant video and camera phones, getting caught nodding off may be embarassing, but it’s nothing new.