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PM Trudeau to address Parliament after elbow to lawmaker

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center, smiles as a person takes a selfie photograph with him after he delivered remarks at the Komagata Maru Apology reception in Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. A New Democrat MP says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "manhandled" another member on the floor of the House of Commons just prior to a key vote.  (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, center, smiles as a person takes a selfie photograph with him after he delivered remarks at the Komagata Maru Apology reception in Ottawa, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. A New Democrat MP says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "manhandled" another member on the floor of the House of Commons just prior to a key vote. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to address Parliament a day after elbowing a female lawmaker in the chest and forcibly grabbing another lawmaker.

Trudeau apologized twice on Wednesday evening for what he called the accidental encounter and a spokesman said he will address the matter again Thursday.

Opposition lawmaker Ruth Ellen Brosseau said she had to leave the House of Commons chamber after being elbowed. TV footage shows Trudeau wading into a clutch of lawmakers and pulling one through the crowd in order to get a vote on euthanasia legislation started. As Trudeau turned around to pull the lawmaker, Brosseau can be seen grimacing in pain.

The kerfuffle comes as a blow to Trudeau's image as a modern leader who has talked about bringing "sunny ways" to politics.