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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)

A former Toronto police officer who stole and ate a marijuana-laced chocolate bar seized in a raid, received a nine-month conditional sentence on Monday. Vittorio Dominelli’s lawyer said they had hoped for a discharge. (The Canadian Press)

Suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was back in court Friday fighting for access to documents he says are “fundamental” to his defence. Norman was charged last March with breach of trust for allegedly leaking cabinet secrets. (The Canadian Press)

“what we need to do” to lure investment dollars to Canada. Opposition parties denounced the plan announced in Wednesday’s fall economic statement. (The Canadian Press)

An Ottawa Redblacks player calls the abuse and sexual abuse allegations at his former school “extremely troubling.” Nolan MacMillan, whose team plays in Sunday’s Grey Cup, says he had positive experiences at St. Michael’s in Toronto. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto police have expanded their investigation into alleged assaults at St. Michael’s private school after receiving two new videos. Police say the videos involve a threat and an alleged assault with a weapon. (The Canadian Press)

The principal of a Toronto all-boys school says he supports the charges laid against six students in connection with an alleged sexual assault. Greg Reeves says an independent review will take a “deep dive” into St. Michael’s College School’s culture. (The Canadian Press)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi came up in “a number of conversations” at the recent APEC summit in Papua New Guinea. Trudeau spoke at a news conference in Port Moresby. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli was asked Thursday about allegations against him in former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown’s book. Brown says Fedeli was accused of “inappropriate behaviour” by a party staffer last year. (The Canadian Press)

International Trade Minister Jim Carr says Canada is interested in a trade deal with China that helps female entrepreneurs and Indigenous people. Carr and the prime minister were in Singapore discussing trade with Asian nations. (The Canadian Press)

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