QUESTION PERIOD - HUAWEI 5G TECHNOLOGY
Hon. Yonah Martin (Deputy Leader of the Opposition):
Honourable senators, my question for the government leader is a follow-up to a question I asked a few weeks ago. In July, the U.K. government announced that British telecom carriers had to stop buying 5G equipment from Huawei at the end of this year and to remove Huawei kit from their infrastructure by 2027. Recently, the U.K. government has gone a step further, setting a deadline of September 2021 for carriers to stop any further installation of Huawei equipment and introducing a bill in their House of Commons to enshrine into legislation these directives regarding high-risk vendors.