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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)

Canada is closer to requiring sexual assault training for would-be federal judges, after the House of Commons voted Monday to fast-track passage of a bill introduced by interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose.

 

Dozens of countries have been hit with a huge cyberextortion attack that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at hospitals, companies and government agencies. 

Four men have been found guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2012 shooting of John Raposo in Toronto. Raposo was shot on a crowded cafe patio as soccer fans gathered to watch a Euro Cup game.

The parents of an Ontario firefighting student who died in 2015 during a training exercise say they hope an inquiry into Adam Brunt’s death yields stricter regulations for private training companies.

 

Police say a Hamilton man is fighting for his life after being shot during a home invasion in the Ontario city. A neighbour says the victim’s wife told her she was beaten after five men came in looking for a safe.     

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says demand for properties in Toronto’s hot housing market is being driven more by speculators or investors, than by people buying a home for themselves.

 

Receiving a large refund every year could mean you’re having more income tax taken from your paycheque than necessary. Reporter Craig Wong explains how to reduce the amount deducted.

A Toronto activist has been found not guilty of mischief after giving water to pigs headed to slaughter last year. After the ruling Thursday, Anita Krajnc said that social movements mean going outside of “our comfort zone.”

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan avoided giving an explanation Wednesday for why he overstated his role in a 2006 Afghanistan battle. Sajjan says he is focused on meeting the needs of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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