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Canada banning Chinese telecom giant Huawei, ZTE from 5G networks

Canada is banning China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, another Chinese company, from participating in the country's 5G wireless networks, citing national security and cybersecurity concerns. Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement about prohibiting products and services from these 'high-risk vendors,' in Ottawa on Thursday.

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, and Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, hold a press conference to announce that Huawei Technologies will be banned from Canada’s 5G networks, in the West Block of Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario on Thursday, May 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai

First O'Toole, now Kenney: What some are saying it means for state of conservatism

As conservatives across Canada reacted to the fall of Jason Kenney, a defining voice in their political movement, a Liberal from the Tory heartland offered an outsider's diagnosis into the state of conservatism in the country. 'Mr. Kenney was pushed out of his party because he wasn't extreme enough,' Tourism Minister Randy Boissonnault, an Edmonton MP, declared Thursday.

Poilievre faces backlash for comments on Jordan Peterson podcast

Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Polievre's use of the phrase 'Anglo-Saxon words' on a podcast has drawn attention from some who consider the term divisive, but the comment is also being defended by supporters who say he was only expressing a preference for clearer language.

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Where the six Conservative leadership candidates stand on key policy issues

Six candidates are officially on the ballot to become the Conservative Party's next leader. In holding rallies, appearing in media interviews, and preparing for the soon-approaching party debates, each contender has started to trickle out details of their platforms. Here's a snapshot of where the candidates stand on the economy, housing, climate, defence and social issues.

Liberals' deal with NDP will keep Trudeau minority in power for 3 more years

The federal Liberals and New Democrats have finalized an agreement that, if maintained, would keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government in power until June 2025, in exchange for progress on longstanding NDP priorities. Trudeau announced Tuesday morning that the confidence-and-supply agreement has been brokered, and is effective immediately.

Meet the six candidates on the ballot to be the next Conservative leader

Conservative Party members will be electing their new leader in September. Six candidates have secured their place on the ballot, after meeting all of the party's eligibility requirements. Here's a snapshot of who each candidate is, their political histories, and what kind of campaign they're running.

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