Canada Follows Australia In Calling For Huawei Ban
The Australian Federal Government blocked Chinese communications company Huawei from taking part in our 5G rollout, and now over three quarters of Canadians want Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to follow our lead.
A new poll by Nanos Research for the Globe and Mail shows that over 75 per cent of Canadians disapprove of Huawei’s participation in the country’s 5G rollout, up from 53 per cent in 2019.
Trudeau is expected to make a decision on the matter soon, a call that could spark tensions between the two countries.
In December, 2018, China imprisoned two Canadian business executives Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, in a move that was viewed as retaliation for the Canadian arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who was captured after a U.S. extradition request. The two Canadians were imprisoned for over 1,000 days, and were released directly after Meng Wanzhou was freed.
Canada accused the Chinese of “hostage diplomacy.”