Meanwhile, some of our closest allies have rejected such partnerships with Huawei due to security concerns.
Some people may think it is ‘going too far’ to continue to question the seeming inability of the Trudeau government to show they aren’t in some way beholden to or at least oddly aligned with the Chinese Communist Party.
And yet, every time the government could easily make those questions go away, something else comes up that raises them all over again.
The latest is a Globe & Mail report, detailing the fact that the federal government is partnering with Huawei on research at Canadian universities, and they’re using your tax dollars to do it.
According to the report, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council is working with Huawei Canada on ‘leading-edge computer and electrical engineering research.’
Notably, universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom rejected similar partnerships due to ‘intellectual-property and national-security concerns.’
Also of note, $4.8 million in new research partnership funding was recently announced, and Huawei says their contribution exceeds that number.
In short, our taxpayer dollars are being used to fund research with a company that is controlled by the Chinese Communist Party, presents serious intellectual property and security concerns, and which has refused to condemn the arbitrary detention of Michael Kovrig & Michael Spavor.
If the Trudeau government wants people to stop asking why they are still often so disturbingly close with China, then these research partnerships need to be shut down, and Huawei needs to be banned from Canada. Otherwise, the questions will keep on coming.
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