Federal government reverses course on embassy machines made by China


The Trudeau government has backed out of a plan to purchase embassy security equipment made by a Chinese company after public outrage prompted a security review of the deal. In July, it was reported that a $6.8 million contract was awarded to Nuctech, a Chinese state-owned enterprise formerly run by the son of a top Chinese Communist Party official. Nuctech was awarded the project over Canadian bidders. Had the contract been completed, Nuctech would have delivered, installed and operated the machines which were expected to be used in Canadian embassies throughout the world. The Conservative opposition slammed the deal at a Wednesday government operations committee meeting.

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