OTTAWA, ON (May 19, 2022): According to senior government officials, the Canadian federal government will ban the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from its 5G networks. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute and its experts have been at the forefront in criticizing Huawei’s close connection to China’s Chinese Community Party and the dangers of allowing the company access to its next-generation mobile networks.
As Canada finally looks to join its principal allies in banning Huawei on 5G, MLI experts on foreign policy and national security are available to comment to media:
Shuvaloy Majumdar is a Munk Senior Fellow and Foreign Policy Program Director at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
Jonathan Berkshire Miller is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Indo-Pacific Program at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
Charles Burton is Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and non-resident senior fellow of the European Values Center for Security Policy in Prague. He is a former Professor of Political Science at Brock University, and served as a diplomat at Canada’s embassy in Beijing.
Balkan Devlen is a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, where he leads the Transatlantic Program.
Richard Fadden is a former national security adviser to the prime minister. He was director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service from 2009 to 2013 and served as deputy minister of national defence from 2013 to 2015. He is a member of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Advisory Council.
Marcus Kolga is a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and founder of DisinfoWatch.org.
Christian Leuprecht is Class of 1965 Professor in Leadership at the Royal Military College, director of the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen’s University, and Munk Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
Richard Shimooka is a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute specializing in defence policy.
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Additional MLI experts can be made available upon request. To arrange an interview, media are invited to contact: