Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued the following statement calling on Justin Trudeau to pull taxpayer funding for Huawei university research projects:
“It shows a gross lack of judgement by Justin Trudeau that he thought it was a good idea to spend $4.8 million to partner with Huawei. He must do the right thing and immediately pull this funding.
“It is clear to our allies, national security experts, and Canadians that Huawei poses a direct threat to out national security interests. Yet, the Prime Minister chose to partner with this company.
“This is just another example of Justin Trudeau and the Liberals not understanding the threat the Chinese Communist Party poses to our nation and our people.
“The democratic world is watching Canada to see if Justin Trudeau will finally get serious with Beijing on security, human rights, and trade, or if his naïve approach to Communist China will continue to put Canadians at risk.”