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Michael Ford (post until Oct. 31/19)

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)

The foreign affairs minister is acknowledging the “terrible ordeal” Canadians went through in Caribbean islands hit by hurricane Irma. Chrystia Freeland says the government is open to improving after criticism of evacuation efforts.

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown is accusing the government of using its marijuana policy to distract from two trials involving senior Liberals. The attorney general says the plan is to meet the federal legalization deadline.

Andrew Scheer says he will vote against the Liberal government’s bill to legalize marijuana. The Conservative leader says he shares concerns with those who say the recommended minimum purchasing age of 18 is “far too young.”

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says the government’s tax plan punishes small businesses to cover what he calls “out-of-control spending.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says nothing in the plan targets middle-class business owners.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. A Toronto-area police officer has pleaded guilty to assault after siccing his police dog on a man who was lying down. Video shows the dog biting the suspect while Const. Michael Partridge kicks and hits him.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is defending proposed Liberal income-tax reforms affecting entrepreneurs. Tory finance critic Pierre Poilievre called for hearings on the changes, which he says would hurt middle-class Canadians.

Going back to school mid-career can bring particular financial considerations that younger students may not face. Money coach Melanie Buffel outlines some things to think about for current or future mature students.     

The family of a Calgary gas station worker who was run over and killed trying to stop a fuel theft reacted Wednesday to an 11-year sentence given to a man in the case. Joshua Cody Mitchell was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Maryam Rashidi.

Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will become Scotiabank Arena next July, after the bank obtained naming rights for the home of the Raptors and Maple Leafs. Here’s a look at the 20-year deal worth $800 million.

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