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Social media sites are facing backlash after failing to contain the spread of a video of an attack on two New Zealand mosques. The shootings at the two Christchurch mosques left 49 people dead and injured dozens more. The man who allegedly carried out the shootings reportedly broadcast 17 minutes of the attack on a Facebook livestream. Both YouTube owner Google and Twitter also say they're working to remove video of the shootings from their sites. Officials are criticizing the tech giants once again for reacting too slowly to harmful content. Legal analysts say sharing the video will only inspire more mass shootings in the future. (The Canadian Press)

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the prime minister must uphold privacy rights after the privacy commissioner said he’s investigating a Statistics Canada request for private banking data from 500,000 Canadians. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto criminal lawyer Jacob Stilman and Hill Street Beverage Company CEO Terry Donnelly answer questions as to what you're allowed & not allowed to do given cannabis being legal on What She Said radio with co-hosts Kate Wheeler and Christine Bentley.

The Liberal government introduced on Monday pay equity legislation for federally regulated employees. Labour Minister Patty Hajdu says the goal is to ensure equal pay for both men and women in jobs considered of equal value. (The Canadian Press)

A lawyer for the family of slain billionaire philanthropists Barry and Honey Sherman levelled criticisms Friday at the Toronto police investigation into their deaths, and offered up to $10 million for information leading to an arrest. (The Canadian Press)

Bill Morneau announced Thursday that the government will release its fall economic and fiscal update on Nov. 21st. The finance minister says Canada needs to ensure it remains an investment destination. (The Canadian Press)

Former gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker arrives at court on the second day of testimony at his sexual assault trial in Sarnia, Ontario. (The Canadian Press)

Conservative justice critic Tony Clement says Canada could use the Magnitsky Act after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Under the law, the government can freeze Canadian assets of foreign individuals who violate human rights. (The Canadian Press)

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel says the Liberals are taking a “nothing-to-see-here” approach on ISIL returnees in Canada. A Tory motion is demanding the government take steps including greater use of peace bonds.  (The Canadian Press)

Jagmeet Singh is calling for the deletion of criminal records for people convicted of simple pot possession. The NDP leader says people who receive pardons will still be negatively impacted by the records. (The Canadian Press)

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