“China has the means, opportunity, and motive to use telecommunications companies for malicious purposes… Suggested “mitigation measures” cannot fully address the threat posed by Chinese telecommunications companies providing equipment and services to United States critical infrastructure.” – House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Below is a link to the “Investigative Report on the U.S. National Security Issues Posed by Chinese Telecommunications Companies Huawei and ZTE” issued earlier this month. It is a lengthy read, but well worth the time and effort for those who are interested in the details.
Huawei Canada supplies high-speed networks for Bell Canada, Telus, SaskTel and Wind Mobile, and has around 400 employees here.
Andrew MacDougall, a spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has been quoted as saying that “I’m not going to comment on any one company in particular. I’ll leave it to you if you think Huawei should be a part of a Canadian government security system.” (Emphasis added -JG).
And Stephen Harper wants to sell Canadian oil companies and other assets to China? And to enter into a one-sided trade agreement with China, using an Order-In-Council to evade Parliamentary debate?
Something stinks to high heaven here, and I think it is time for our Prime Minister to be investigated by the CSIS for possible corruption or compromising by the Chinese Communists.
Because, in my opinion, his actions in this respect are not those of a rational person.
Read the Select Committee on Intelligence report here.
See a CBC news item for the quote attributed to Andrew MacDougall here.