LONDON — Canada’s federal NDP and the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau will hold joint press conferences Thursday to address Canada’s election outcome and the government’s response to the protests that rocked the country on Saturday.
The NDP is expected to announce a motion condemning the election results and condemning the use of violence and intimidation by the government.
The Liberals will call on Parliament to declare an emergency and call on the Canadian Security Intelligence Service to investigate the actions of demonstrators, a statement from the government said.
The two parties will also be discussing the election and other political issues.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government responded to the weekend protests with violence and arrests, with some police officers injured.
The government also released a statement saying the Canadian Press was a “media organization that uses violence and abuse as a tool of propaganda and intimidation to promote a political agenda.”
A spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office said the government would continue to condemn all acts of violence, including rioting and the use by any member of the public of physical force or threats of force, but “we will also use all lawful means to address the challenges posed by the election of a government that has been deeply unpopular.”