PRESS RELEASE: Banning Huawei Would Protect the Privacy of Canadians

Ottawa, ON – James Cumming, Conservative Shadow Minister for Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science, and Industry, released the following statement regarding Bill C-11, An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts:

“If the Liberals were serious about protecting the privacy of Canadians – they would ban Huawei from Canada’s 5G network and support our Opposition Day motion.
“While other countries have taken decisive action to stand up for the privacy of their citizens and banned Huawei, the Trudeau Liberals have failed to make a decision and stand up for the privacy of Canadians. There is no excuse for this delay by the Trudeau government.
“Canada’s Conservatives will always stand up for the privacy of Canadians. We understand that with many Canadians now working from home and relying on digital platforms to connect with friends and family, the issue of privacy has become even more prevalent and action is needed.
“When it comes to Liberal legislation, the devil is always in the details. Conservatives will review the legislation to ensure that it protects privacy without imposing burdensome regulations on small businesses who are struggling to keep their doors open during the second wave of the pandemic.”