Trudeau defends Huawei 5G ban, acknowledges potential challenges for trade with China

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada carefully considered all factors before it banned China’s Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G telecommunications network over security concerns, saying the decision will keep Canadians “safe and secure into the future.” “We took the time to carefully analyze the situation, look at all sorts of factors, to look very closely at what our allies and partners are doing around the world in regards to telecommunications safety," Trudeau said on Friday. He also conceded the decision could lead to challenges when it comes to trade with China.