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Champagne’s plea comes a week after the House of Commons passed a Conservative motion calling on the government to decide by Dec. 18 whether to allow Huawei to be involved in development of Canada’s 5G network.
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The motion, passed with the support of all opposition parties over the objections of the government, also calls on the government to unveil within 30 days a robust plan to deal with growing intimidation by China of Canadians within Canada’s borders.
The motion is not binding and Champagne says government action on both fronts will be guided by national security requirements, not by arbitrary deadlines.
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