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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante will reduce her workload for a few days after an incident at a Tuesday live news conference that saw her sink to the floor.
Plante was responding to a question about homelessness in the Quebec Province city and was speaking in English when she suddenly stopped speaking for a few seconds.
Plante was talking about directing homeless people “to other kinds of services” when she began to experience difficulty.
“So I would, um,” she began, as her eyes closed and her face lost its animation.
She looked up briefly before clutching the podium where she had been speaking.
“Oh no. I feel unwell,” she said in French as she slid down, according to CBC.
The 49-year-old mayor then sat on the floor, at one point holding out an arm to keep her balance.
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