Public Security Secretary Ralph Goodallay is calling for reports that Canada will join some of its five-eye allies, banning the telecom giants Huawei from speculating on its 5G network.
This week, Sydney Morning Herald reported that Ottawa had to announce a formal ban on China's second largest telecom equipment manufacturer, Huawei and ZTE technical service in a few weeks.
Australian paper said the five-eye intelligence alliance took place in New York in July to discuss what to do with Huawei.
While Goodale confirmed the meeting, he rejected the talk of a ban as "speculation".
"The Canadians are very careful about the issues. We have not come to the conclusion," he told CBC Radio. The house.
Goodale said that the security agency, and not the Cabinet, participated in the meeting.
Most Canadian partners in the Five-Eye Alliance Alliance have taken measures against a telecommunications company.
New Zealand and Australia have banned the use of Huawei's products in their development of the 5G network, fearing that Huawei could use their access to spyware to the Chinese government. August US President Donald Trump signed a bill restricting government contracts with Huawei and ZTE, referring to national security considerations.
And at the beginning of this month U.K. BT Group said it will remove Huawei from existing 3G and 4G mobile operations.
Canada provides a comprehensive overview of the 5G technology movement, which provides faster connections and greater data capacity.
For goodness, the question was raised about the Australian report after the extensive public safety speech today at Empire Club Toronto, which hit the Canadian digital infrastructure.
"Digital technology enriches our lives in countless ways and is based on the complex infrastructure on which our economy and modern society depend … our most sensitive personal and financial information floats in the cloud," said Goodale, adding foreign countries, militaries, terrorist groups, organized crime and small thieves are trying to destroy Canadian digital infrastructure millions of times a day.
The key is the weakest link. This can reduce the entire card home and cause irreparable damage.– Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale (Ralph Goodale)
"Imagine the damage that could be posed if a large digital infrastructure system, such as telecommunications or banking or transport, or healthcare or energy transmission, would be compromised."
Some national security experts warn that Chinese companies do not have access to such critical infrastructure.
The government has not yet said that it is necessary to submit this 5G review report. Minister for Infrastructure François -Philippe Champagne said in the Canadian press that the government did not want to rush.
Five eyes have raised concern
Huawei has long argued that it is not a state-controlled company and denies the Chinese government's intelligence activities. However, Chinese laws require companies to "support, co-operate and co-operate in national intelligence".
Canada's relationship with Huawei is under increased pressure now that officials have arrested Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer for US extradition requests.
The conservative opposition this week urged the Trudeau government to keep Huawei away from Canada's 5G infrastructure.
"This is a big security threat, and this government refuses to do anything about it," said Conservative MEP Dan Albas.
The director of the Canadian security intelligence service, David Vigneault (Early this month), announced that his agency has already shown a state-sponsored espionage trend in areas such as artificial intelligence, quantum technology and 5G wireless technology.
Business standards come
Goodale also recommended new legislation for cyber security standards for Canadian companies.
"The crucial point is the weakest part, it can reduce the entire card house and cause irreparable harm. These links should be avoided as much as possible," he said in his speech.
He later explained that the new legislation that will take place in the new year would set out the responsibilities of businesses and companies to prevent cyber-attacks.
The standards would apply to online business practices and customer and employee procedures.
"In most of these hacker attacks, the hacker uses a defect or deficiency in the security system that the company has built," he said.