National Newswatch

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says pressure from China will not affect Canada’s decision on whether or not telecom giant Huawei will be banned from supplying technology for next-generation 5G mobile networks.

Speaking with reporters Friday in Sherbrooke, where the federal cabinet is gathered for a three day retreat, Mr. Goodale responded to warnings issued this week by China of “repercussions​” should Canada reject Huawei.

“This is an important decision for Canada and we will make it based on what is right for our country,” said Mr. Goodale. “The same sort of comment has been made in relation to other countries, Australia for example. So we understand that those sorts of comments will be made in the process, but we will make our judgement based on what’s right for Canada and not be deterred from making the right decision.”

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