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Tories attack government over PHAC data tracking, Huawei delay

telecom | 02/02/2022 3:38 pm EST

Two Conservative MPs lambasted the Liberal government on Tuesday over data tracking by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and the government’s delay in deciding whether Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. can deploy its equipment in Canada’s 5G networks. First up was...

Canada seeking release of TPP details: minister’s office

Media | 10/16/2015 4:00 pm EDT

Amid reports that text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will not be released before Monday's federal election, the office for International Trade Minister Ed Fast says Canada is pressing its partners in the trade pact for the immediate finalization and release of the agreement. "There are 11 other TPP partners with their own domestic timelines," spokesman Max Moncaster said in an email. "Canada continues to forcefully voice its opinion that the TPP text should be finalized and released immediately. The minister has directly pressed our TPP partners to finalize and release the text immediately." The Canadian Press reported last week that Fast said "a form of the text" would be available within "days." However, CP reported Thursday that...

TPP text to be available in days: Fast

telecom | 10/08/2015 8:46 pm EDT

International Trade Minister Ed Fast said Thursday that the government will put out a provisional copy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in the next few days, the Canadian Press reported. Fast, speaking at an event in Vancouver, said the text is currently being translated into several languages, according to CP. The government announced...

Tories pull advertising, news services from CETA cultural exemption

Media | 07/08/2013 8:17 pm EDT

The Conservative government removed advertising and news agencies from its “cultural industries” exemption in the free trade deal being negotiated with the European Union, according to an internal German analysis of the agreement. Negotiators are meeting in Ottawa this week to discuss the Comprehensive Economic...