Huawei Should Be Banned By the Canadian Government: Erin O’ Toole


To get the upperhand in the current Canada-China rift, Justin Trudeau should show the leadership quality, argued Erin O’ Toole, the Conservative foreign affairs critic.

According to him, the Canadian Premier should ban Huawei from the core telecom technologies.

After attending an in-camera meeting regarding the detention of the Canadian nationals in china, O’ Toole said that the meeting made it clear that the government has no proper solution for the situation.

He said that the Canadian Prime Minister is calling every world leader for help except the one who is causing the trouble. He accused that Trudeau is wasting precious time by not addressing the issue head on.

Just about fifteen days after the Canadian authority arrested Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, China detained two Canadians, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, last month. The Chinese Government said that they were endangering China’s national security.

The CFO of Huawei was arrested on the bidding of the US Government. The US accused that her company was doing business with Iran in spite of the decrees that the US government has placed.

While the Canadian government has rallied its allies up for their support, they have refused to link the detentions with the arrest of Meng. Instead, the Canadian Prime Minister has repeatedly deemed the detentions as arbitrary.

However, while the Five Eyes allies of Canada and some of their largest organizations have banned Huawei from their telecom networks, the country has not done it yet.

Pointing to the factor, O’ Toole stated that it is time for the Canadian Government to step up and ban Huawei like its allies.

In a report, published in 2012, the US government had said that Huawei is posing a threat to the national security of the country which is unacceptable. Since then, US is continuously pushing its allies to ban the company.

The 5G spectrum auction is going to take place in either 2019 or in 2020. A proper date, however, has not been published yet.

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