The following is from CJAD (Canada).
Public security minister asks Quebec police to explain undercover operation
Quebec's public security minister is leaving it up to provincial police to explain why three of its agents posed as protesters at this week's North American Leaders' summit in Montebello, Que.
A spokeswoman for Public Security Minister Jacques Dupuis says the minister won't comment on the actions of the officers because he doesn't get involved in police operations.
But the official, who asked not to be named, said today that Quebec provincial police have been asked to provide an explanation.
Quebec provincial police will hold a news conference today at 3:30 p.m. ET at its downtown Montreal headquarters.
After originally denying it, the force has admitted the trio were involved in the protest after a video clip of the them showed up on the popular website, Youtube.com.
But the provincial police are denying they were attempting to provoke protesters into violence and say the three officers were planted in the crowd to locate any protesters who were not peacefully demonstrating.