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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’s ambassador to the U.S. says he expects to have constructive trade talks with the Trump administration despite the president questioning Canada’s practices in the dairy industry.

The federal and Ontario finance ministers and Toronto’s mayor are agreeing, after meeting Tuesday, that more data is needed on the city’s hot housing market. Federal Finance minister Bill Morneau says the meetings will continue.

In hot urban real estate markets, high prices are pushing some house-hunters to the suburbs. But two Toronto realtors say the costs of living far from the city should be weighed against lower house prices.

Health Minister Jane Philpott says protecting kids is “at the centre” of the Liberals’ new legal-marijuana regime. The much-anticipated legislation unveiled Thursday would make it against the law to sell cannabis to youth under 18.

New federal legislation to legalize marijuana would include allowing police to test drivers’ saliva for drugs. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says three new offenses related to driving while on drugs would also be added.

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai says those who kill in the name of Islam do not share her Muslim faith. In a Wednesday address to Parliament, Yousafzai praised Canadians for standing together in the face of terrorism.

Lawyers for a Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails say he is “very disappointed” his bail was denied. Karim Baratov was arrested under the Extradition Act last month and is due back in Hamilton court on May 26.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the new security measures the federal government has imposed on certain Canada-bound flights are “evidence-based.” The Liberals made the announcement Tuesday but have provided few details.

Video of a man being dragged out of his seat on a United Airlines flight has sparked social media uproar. The airline insisted the flight was over-booked and that it had no choice but to contact authorities when the man refused to leave. 

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