Source: Sarah Turnbull, CTV News, May 22, 2022
On the threat of Chinese retaliation, the public safety minister said the government is always on “high alert.”
Canada’s Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino insists the once unknown fate of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig was not why the government delayed its decision to ban Huawei technologies from Canada’s 5G network.
Asking during an interview on CTV’s Question Period if Ottawa held off making a move as strenuous negotiations took place to release the two men, who were imprisoned in China for more than 1,000 days, the minister said simply, “no.”
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