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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)

The federal government is agreeing with the UN’s statement that the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a violation of human rights. The Liberals say the criminal code already covers this practice. (The Canadian Press)

Video of a Saint John police interview with Dennis Oland conducted in 2011 has been shown to his murder trial. Oland, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, denies killing his father in an excerpt from the interview. (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to reporters in Ottawa about immigration, marijuana and the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he had “zero influence” in the hiring of his family friend, Ronald Taverner, as the Ontario Provincial Police commissioner. Opposition parties are calling for an independent investigation into the appointment. (The Canadian Press)

Calgary Stampeders receiver DeVaris Daniels speaks to reporters prior to testifying at the trial of Nelson Lugela in Calgary. Lugela is charged in the shooting death of Stamps player Mylan Hicks in 2016.  (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday in Buenos Aires he learned of Liberal MP Raj Grewal's gambling problem just over a week ago, but his office had no information that an RCMP investigation was connected to the issue.  (The Canadian Press)

The foreign affairs minister has announced sanctions on 17 Saudi Arabian nationals linked to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Chrystia Freeland says Canada’s actions carry “real weight” in the world.  (The Canadian Press)

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons Wednesday, over whether there's a link between carbon tax plans and the announced closure of the GM plant in Oshawa, Ontario. (The Canadian Press)

Unifor president Jerry Dias says “bold leadership” is needed to dissuade General Motors from carrying out a plan to close its Oshawa, Ontario, plant. The union chief met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the issue on Tuesday. (The Canadian Press)

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