Canada’s new ambassador to China vows to raise human rights concerns

OTTAWA — The federal government has chosen a career diplomat who says defending human rights and repairing the Canada-China relationship are her main focus as Ottawa’s new ambassador to China. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau named Jennifer May, most recently ambassador to Brazil, as his new envoy to Beijing, ditching his practice of putting political appointees … Read more

Huawei ban, delay unrelated to China seizing the two Michaels: minister – National

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino says he wants to “decouple” the idea that there are connections between China’s arbitrary detention of the two Michaels, and Canada’s delayed decision to ban Huawei. At the same time, he acknowledged in an interview with The West Block‘s Mercedes Stephenson there were “geopolitical” questions that needed to be addressed … Read more

Ottawa preparing new laws to protect against cyber attacks

OTTAWA — After banning Huawei and ZTE from Canada’s next generation of high-speed networks, the Liberal government says it will soon propose a new law to protect against cyber attacks on telecommunications platforms and other sensitive sectors like energy, banking and health care. Few details were available the day after the Trudeau cabinet finally made … Read more

China will see Canada’s Huawei, ZTE bans as ‘a slap in the face,’ experts warn – National

Canada’s decision to ban Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G telecommunications network will be a blow to an already tense relationship with China, experts warn. Although it’s not yet clear if China will retaliate beyond strong condemnation of Canada’s decision, experts say the possibility exists that the risk has increased for Canadian travelers and … Read more

Canada bans Huawei from 5G network

OTTAWA—The federal Liberal government is banning Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from Canada’s next generation 5G wireless networks, finally following its closest allies in blocking the Chinese company as a potential security risk. The move is to be announced late Thursday by Industry Minister François-Phillippe Champagne and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino after the close of … Read more