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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)

Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the initial recommendations of a government-picked advisory team are aimed at boosting Canada's economic growth. The growth council's suggestions include ramping up permanent immigration.

At a sentencing hearing for Bruce Carson, the Crown asked a judge to fine the former Stephen Harper adviser $50,000 for illegal lobbying. Carson was found guilty in September of three counts under the Lobbying Act.

An 80-year-old woman known as the "Internet Black Widow" has agreed to drop objections to restrictions imposed on her and sign a new two-year peace bond. Melissa Ann Shepard gained notoriety for killing and poisoning her partners.

Health Minister Jane Philpott says she will be "fair" with her provincial counterparts ahead of health accord talks, but says her focus is on improving the health-care system and ensuring federal funds are "used for health."

Montana State Prison warden Leroy Kirkegard says it's a "relief" he may never oversee an execution, but adds he would do the job if called upon. There is a stay on all executions in Montana, stemming from a court challenge. A Canadian is on Montana's death row.

First lady Michelle Obama says Donald Trump's crude sexual comments about women should not be seen as "politics as usual."

College students are often encouraged to speak up if they hear remarks condoning sexual assault. But many believe Donald Trump's recent remarks about "locker room banter" hurt the fight against sexual violence on campus. 

The feds are tightening mortgage lending rules that will reduce the amount many first-time homebuyers can borrow. Frank Napolitano of Mortgage Brokers Ottawa outlines key details of the new rules.

Shouts of "stop the cruelty" and "have some compassion" were heard from animal rights activists outside a Burlington, Ontario, pork plant, after a truck carrying pigs to slaughter overturned there early Wednesday.

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