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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)

Ontario’s PC government announced Tuesday it will reform social assistance in the province. Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod says the government will have a new plan in 100 days to replace the Liberals’ “patchwork of handouts.” (The Canadian Press)

Police stood guard outside a Toronto funeral home on Monday, where mourners paid their respects to Reese Fallon. The 18-year-old was one of two young women slain in a mass shooting in the city’s Greektown last week. (The Canadian Press)

The Ontario government threw a wrench into Toronto municipal politics on Friday by announcing a huge reduction to the size of the city’s council. Toronto’s mayor and city councillors react to Premier Doug Ford’s proposed change. (The Canadian Press)

Jacob Hoggard’s lawyer, Ian Smith, made a brief statement after a court hearing in Toronto on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The Hedley frontman is charged with one count of sexual interference and two counts of sexual assault causing bodily harm. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto Liberal MP Adam Vaughan is questioning why anyone would need to own a gun in the city. Vaughan says gun ownership laws need to be re-examined following Sunday’s fatal shooting in the city’s Greektown. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto Mayor John Tory met with Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Liberal MP Bill Blair and Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders on Monday following Sunday’s fatal shooting in Toronto’s Greektown. (The Canadian Press)

Police say the suspected gunman and a woman are dead after a shooting in a popular Toronto neighbourhood, while 13 others were injured. Chief Mark Saunders says he’s not speculating on a motive yet. (The Canadian Press)

The head of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. says selling cannabis and alcohol under one roof will pose some unique challenges. Bret Mitchell gave a glimpse on Wednesday into one of the province’s coming cannabis stores. (The Canadian Press)

The prime minister has appointed Bill Blair to the new portfolio of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction in a cabinet shuffle. Justin Trudeau says strong voices are needed to face what he sees as Conservative fearmongering. (The Canadian Press)

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