Baby puts assembly voting on hold in Canada
Photo taken from NTV's website.With parliamentary sessions in Turkey halted by inter-deputy violence, Canada’s sessions of legislature, the House of Commons, have also been stopped – this time by the presence of a 3-month-old baby, private broadcaster NTV reported on its website.
A voting session was interrupted when members of Parliament began paying too much attention to New Democratic Party (NDP) MP Sana Hassainia’s 3-month-old son, Jack.
Hassainia had to bring her son with her to the House of Commons when an emergency vote came up while she was home breastfeeding him and her husband had just gone out.
Jack became the focus of attention immediately, halting the process, which prompted the parliamentary speaker to ask Hassainia to take the boy out.
Hassainia said she was upset with the incident, and that her baby "posed no national security threat."
“As MPs, we don’t have a lot of time for maternity leave. So, it’s a return to work that you could say is premature compared to what most Canadian mothers do,” she said. "I hope this incident causes new regulations."