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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)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says getting steel and aluminum tariffs lifted is a critical part of passing the new NAFTA deal. However the cabinet aide on U.S.-Canada relations, Andrew Leslie, says Canada isn't trying to lobby U.S. Democrats to ratify the deal. (The Canadian Press)

Border Security Minister Bill Blair tells the House of Commons that there is a backlog in the screening of asylum seekers, but that it isn't a security issue because the backlog is for an additional layer of screening.  (The Canadian Press)

Ottawa dismissed a call from the Ontario government Monday to drop retaliatory tariffs against the United States. Liberal MP Andrew Leslie says Doug Ford is suggesting Canada surrender to the U.S. by lifting the steel and aluminum tariffs Canada has imposed. (The Canadian Press)

Federal politicians from Quebec are weighing in after the province's premier declared there is no Islamophobia in Quebec. NDP MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach says Francois Legault was irresponsible in denying the problem exists. (The Canadian Press)

Several families visited the site of last year’s Humboldt Broncos bus crash. The father of a survivor said Wednesday that the sentencing hearing for truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is putting “tremendous pressure” on the families. (The Canadian Press)

The father of a Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim says he hopes to see trucking companies held accountable for accidents. Truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu is being sentenced for causing a collision in April that killed 16 people. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto Police Det. David Dickinson says he hopes Bruce McArthur’s guilty plea on Tuesday means “closure.” McArthur pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of men who went missing from Toronto’s gay village.  (The Canadian Press)

Families of the victims in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash made impact statements Monday at a sentencing hearing for the truck driver who has pleaded guilty. The father of one victim says sharing his statement was a “powerful moment.”  (The Canadian Press)

The RCMP says a potentially explosive substance was removed from a home in Kingston, Ontario after two people were arrested in an alleged terror plot. One youth has been charged with two terror-related offences. (The Canadian Press)

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