Canada’s Failure to Heed Multiple Warnings Seen as Reason for AUKUS Snub


Canada appears to be paying a price for not banishing Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from its 5G infrastructure. It remains the only nation among the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance-consisting of Canada, New Zealand, and the three AUKUS nations-to have not made a decision regarding Huawei and 5G, despite years of grappling with the issue amid strong U.S. warnings.

The presence of Huawei equipment in a country's infrastructure could give Beijing potential access to sensitive networks and data that could threaten Canada's national security, which in turn poses risks to the United States.

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