Professor warns about potential national security risks of Huawei in Canada

The Commons Science committee was told universities should be required to disclose their partnerships with Huawei Technologies and other Chinese partners, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

“We need to stop these terrible deals,” testified one witness.

“End them now.”

“We need to know who is working with Canadian research institutions and how much they have been benefiting,” said James Hinton, associate professor at Western University and a senior fellow with the Centre for International Governance Innovation of Waterloo, ON.

“We really don’t know.”

Hinton submitted a list of universities that worked with Huawei before a federal ban was imposed on using the company’s equipment.

“I am naming these names so there is no longer a veil of secrecy in these deals,” said Hinton.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg.”

“Huawei has partnered with over 20 of Canada’s research institutions,” said Hinton.

“Huawei has received intellectual property from the University of Waterloo, the University of Toronto, McGill University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary, the University of Ottawa, [and] the University of Laval.”

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