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5G & Huawei: An explainer

telecom | 10/29/2019 6:42 pm EDT

As the Liberals head back to Parliament following the Oct. 21 federal election, they’ll be returning to a number of key files that were left unaddressed before the writ dropped — including deciding what security approach the government will take with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment and Canada’s 5G networks. Of course, some things have changed since the House of Commons rose for the summer — not only will the Liberals need the support of another party to pass legislation now that they no longer have a...

Gov’t aiming to release Huawei decision before election: Goodale

telecom | 05/01/2019 2:07 pm EDT

The federal government plans to issue its decision on whether to ban equipment from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Canada’s 5G networks before this year’s federal election. “We understand the importance and the urgency of the question,” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters Tuesday. When asked whether the decision would be released before this year’s federal election, Goodale said “that is certainly my objective.” Goodale had previously refused to put a...

Goodale hasn’t heard talk about telco compensation in event of Huawei ban

telecom | 02/25/2019 5:24 pm EST

OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says compensation to...

Maxime Bernier supports Huawei 5G ban ‘as soon as possible’

telecom | 02/06/2019 5:34 pm EST

OTTAWA — Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People's Party of Canada and...

Odds of Huawei ban have increased in recent months: analyst

telecom | 02/05/2019 4:26 pm EST

The likelihood Canada will ban Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. equipment from...

Devices ‘no less important’ in Huawei debate: computing professor

Media | 02/01/2019 8:08 am EST

OTTAWA — Debate about whether or not to ban Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. from Canada’s future 5G networks has focused largely on backbone infrastructure, but a professor of...

Ottawa taps team to warn of foreign digital interference in elections

Media | 01/30/2019 3:49 pm EST

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has set up a new alert protocol and created a crack-team of top bureaucrats that can warn political parties and the public during an election...

Huawei 5G decision ‘beyond weeks’ away: Goodale

telecom | 01/29/2019 4:04 pm EST

The federal government’s sweeping security review that’s examining whether to ban Chinese telecom...

Huawei 5G decision won’t be made based on politics: Trudeau

telecom | 12/19/2018 5:14 pm EST

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will rely on expert...

Huawei 5G ban likely ‘manageable’ for telecoms: analyst

telecom | 12/14/2018 4:38 pm EST

A ban on technology from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in Canada’s...

CSE has worked with nearly all wireless providers on cybersecurity

telecom | 11/02/2018 5:15 pm EDT

The Canadian Security Establishment (CSE) says it has worked with 31 Canadian wireless providers “to help mitigate the risk of cyber espionage and network disruption through the exploitation of...

Ottawa conducting security tests on Huawei equipment: report

Media | 09/07/2018 4:04 pm EDT

The federal government has quietly been testing the security of communications equipment used by Chinese-owned telecommunications company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., The Globe and Mail reported...

CSE watchdog oversight, fall launch for cybersecurity centre

telecom | 06/12/2018 7:49 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS) now has a leader...

Huawei concerns raised in Parliament

Media | 03/21/2018 4:52 pm EDT

The issue of whether a Chinese telecom equipment maker poses a security threat by operating in Canada is...

Goodale offers telecoms a hand in network security, SS7

telecom | 11/24/2017 5:53 pm EST

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the country’s telecoms can...

Gov’t asks for public safety ‘smart communities’ proposals

telecom | 10/30/2017 5:59 pm EDT

In a release on Monday, the federal government announced a call for proposals with a focus on enhancing defense and security, which includes $19 million to tackle public safety and security challenges “under the theme of smart communities and systems.” Those projects will aim “to optimize the use and benefit of smart technologies in a manner that is safe, secure and preserves the privacy of individuals,” it said the release. The submission period for the proposals runs from Oct. 26 to Dec. 11, according to the release. Through the national defence science and technology’s...

Privacy improvements in Bill C-59, but some concerns remain: experts

telecom | 06/22/2017 5:16 pm EDT

In their initial impressions of the government’s biggest attempt to...

CSE to work more directly with telecoms on network security

telecom | 06/20/2017 5:38 pm EDT

OTTAWA — New national security legislation proposed Tuesday will enable...

CRTC demands NG911 network upgrade by 2020

telecom | 06/01/2017 6:06 pm EDT

The CRTC has started the clock on next-generation 911 (NG911) services, directing the country’s telcos to ready their networks to fully support sending emergency information via text, photo or video messages by the end of 2020....

Nat’l security committee recommends status quo for lawful access

telecom | 05/02/2017 7:11 pm EDT

OTTAWA — Members of a House of Commons committee studying Canada’s national security framework said they weren’t compelled to increase the ability of law enforcement to obtain...

Federal gov’t investigating source of IMSI catchers on Parliament Hill

telecom | 04/04/2017 8:25 pm EDT

The IMSI catchers found to be in use in Ottawa around Parliament Hill are not being operated by a Canadian agency and an investigation has been launched to find the culprits, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Tuesday. “The activity that was reported last evening does not, I repeat, does not involve a Canadian agency like the RCMP or CSIS,” Goodale told reporters in Ottawa, according to a transcript. The devices, also known as stingrays, that mimic cell towers and...

Password disclosure law up for ‘public discussion’: Goodale

telecom | 08/17/2016 9:31 pm EDT

OTTAWA — The federal minister of public safety indicated Wednesday a willingness to engage with a freshly passed resolution from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) calling for a...