Sleepy time: Tory MP Rob Anders says he wasn't snoozing at veterans conference -

Sleepy time: Tory MP Rob Anders says he wasn’t snoozing at veterans conference


Conservative MP Rob Anders is denying reports by the Ottawa Citizen that he fell asleep during a presentation on veterans’ homelessness by the group Veterans Emergency Transition Services in Halifax.

The article quotes Jim Lowther, the group’s president, saying Anders arrived 10 minutes late, and then, “He was putting his arms up and rubbing his face. Then he started texting and then just slept for the rest. He almost smashed his head on the table, he was that out of it.”

Then came Mr. Anders’s surprising rebuke: not only did he deny having taken a snooze, he accused the group of being NDP “hacks” and admirers of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Lowether noted he is actually a member of the Conservative Party.

It’s the second time the MP is caught napping at the job. Last fall, this video capturing the moment Anders falls asleep in the House of Commons went viral. At the time, his staff explained he had been “in a car accident,” causing the sleepiness.

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Sleepy time: Tory MP Rob Anders says he wasn’t snoozing at veterans conference

  1. Way to support the troops, Rob.

  2. Look, if the guy has a health problem related to his car accident or something else, he should take a leave of absence for treatment instead of hiding it and getting continually caught napping. People would be more forgiving if he just dealt with it.

  3. Anders sounds like he’s ‘out of it’ in more ways than one.

    “NDP “hacks” and admirers of Russia’s Vladimir Putin???”

    Anders needs to be checked out, and fast.

  4. Sad to say, but this guy’s riding is Calgary.  They’re such die hard conservatives that they’d vote for a chimp…although admittedly the chimp would be an improvement over this bozo.

  5. Rob Anders IS an accident; one that keeps happening.

  6. Who the hell is Rob Anders anyway? I mean, really. 

    Oh, yeah, that’s right … Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.

    Hey, does this make Bean-o (Jim Hellyer) Ander’s Shadow?

  7. I don’t find this to be very surprising really. For the past number of years, veterans have been trying to get the government and VAC to listen to their concerns and they have all been asleep or apathetic to the veterans concerns. When worker compensation will award larger settlements to injured workers than VAC awards injured soldiers, it is obvious that the government does not take seriously the obligation to really care for our vets!!  Whenever VAC or its minister is critisized, they expound on the wonderful lump sum payment that they award injured vets but in reality they are saving money on the backs of the veterans. By the way, the Royal Canadian Legion refuses to really stand up to the government and support ALL veterans. 

  8. I would like to see 30 billion dollars directed immediately towards all current and future veterans, paid for over a few years through union members’ contributions.

    •  What the hell do unions have to do with taking care of our veterans? Anders, is that you?

    •  ARe veterans unionized?  Do you mean the $ would come from soldiers generally?  Wouldn’t that just be redistributing $ out of the same pot?

  9. Shame on you for criticizing our masters. Hopefully Mr. Harper will introduce his, “You either stand with the government, or you get 10 years minimum” Act soon.”! 

    What kind of person continues to support the Canadian branch of the Republicans anyway? 

  10. Does Comrade Anders really want us to believe that his leader is NOT a fan of Vlad? Is he serious, Vlad is like a father to Steve, the father he never had.