Shandong Gold decision another MLI victory on Canada-China policy

OTTAWA, ON (December 22, 2020): In a move that has long been recommended by Macdonald-Laurier Institute experts, the federal government has rejected the bid of China’s Shandong Gold to take over TMAC Resources, citing national security risks. Ottawa’s decision should be applauded; it puts the national interest first and represents a principled stance against an… Continue reading Shandong Gold decision another MLI victory on Canada-China policy

Meng Wanzhou Looking at a Deal: Christian Leuprecht on “On Point with Alex Pierson”

MLI Senior Fellow Christian Leuprecht joined On Point with Alex Pierson to discuss the latest development in Meng Wanzhou’s case. The possiblity of a deal to end this 2 year ordeal hinges on China and the Huawei CFO’s willingess to admit wrongdoing. But even with a deal offered, there is still a very real chance… Continue reading Meng Wanzhou Looking at a Deal: Christian Leuprecht on “On Point with Alex Pierson”

MLI’s Voice on Huawei and Chinese Aggression is Being Heard in Parliament

OTTAWA, ON (November 20, 2020): On November 18, 2020, a Conservative motion calling for swift action on Chinese state interference in Canada, and a decision on whether to allow Huawei into Canada’s 5G networks, was passed with the support of the Bloc and NDP in the House of Commons. The opposition motion calls for the Canadian… Continue reading MLI’s Voice on Huawei and Chinese Aggression is Being Heard in Parliament

Canada should manage our China policy more honestly: Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen

The federal government has broken off the 5G relationship with Huawei for very good national security reasons, but doesn’t want to incur Beijing’s wrath by saying that straight out, writes Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen.  By Charles Burton, November 20, 2020  With Global Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne scheduled to give evidence Monday to the… Continue reading Canada should manage our China policy more honestly: Charles Burton in the Ottawa Citizen

China is collecting people’s pictures posted online: Christian Leuprecht on “On Point with Alex Pierson”

 MLI senior fellow Christian Leuprecht joins Alex Pierson to discuss the national security risks that China poses as concerning reports emerge of Chinese firms and their data collection. “We need to be a lot more concerned of private corporations and of hostile countries, where there is no oversight, review or accountability for the way… Continue reading China is collecting people’s pictures posted online: Christian Leuprecht on “On Point with Alex Pierson”

Justin Trudeau must ban Huawei from building Canada’s 5G network: Marcus Kolga in Maclean’s

Despite Huawei’s insistence that it will not compromise the privacy and security of Canadians, it would have no choice but to hand over Canadians’ data if the Chinese government asked it to do so, writes Marcus Kolga in Maclean’s. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Marcus Kolga,… Continue reading Justin Trudeau must ban Huawei from building Canada’s 5G network: Marcus Kolga in Maclean’s

Standing up for Human Rights means blocking Huawei from 5G: Christian Leuprecht and Desmond Barton in the Toronto Star

Huawei is unapologetic about its direct implication in the ascendancy and consolidation of authoritarian powers. Its technology is demonstrably being used to undermine democracy, enable espionage, and empower serious human-rights abusers on a global scale, write Christian Leuprecht and Desmond Barton. This article initially appeared in a print edition of the Toronto Star.  By Christian… Continue reading Standing up for Human Rights means blocking Huawei from 5G: Christian Leuprecht and Desmond Barton in the Toronto Star

China’s threats on behalf of Huawei are becoming desperate: Margaret McCuaig-Johnston in the Globe and Mail

In the long run, letting Huawei into our 5G networks might come at an enormous cost. We must not set ourselves up for that kind of “pressure” via our own IT systems, writes Margaret McCuaig-Johnston.  By Margaret McCuaig-Johnston, July 7, 2020 Excitement is mounting in Canada, as our telecoms have started to roll out advertising… Continue reading China’s threats on behalf of Huawei are becoming desperate: Margaret McCuaig-Johnston in the Globe and Mail

Canada needs to decide on 5G sooner rather than later: Jonathan Berkshire Miller in the Vancouver Sun

If we allow overconfidence about our ability to mitigate all risks from Huawei’s potential inclusion in 5G, Canada could be making a grave and irreversible mistake. Canadians deserve to reap the benefits of 5G and will do so, but not at the cost of its national security and that of our allies, writes Jonathan Berkshire… Continue reading Canada needs to decide on 5G sooner rather than later: Jonathan Berkshire Miller in the Vancouver Sun

Canada Must Reject Calls to Release Meng Wanzhou: An Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau

(Read the press release here.) The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 June 26, 2020 Dear Prime Minister, Canadian authorities lawfully detained Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in late December 2018, following an extradition request from the United States on charges of… Continue reading Canada Must Reject Calls to Release Meng Wanzhou: An Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau