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Canada Puts Huawei 5G Decision on Back Burner With Allies Split

  • Five Eyes nations divided on how to treat Chinese tech giant
  • Canada reviewing as U.S. urges restrictions and U.K. wavers
Huawei Mate X foldable 5G mobile device

Huawei Mate X foldable 5G mobile device

Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg
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The Canadian government believes there’s now less urgency to make a decision on whether to ban Huawei Technologies Co. from 5G telecommunications systems -- and that ruling could now come after the October federal election, officials familiar with the matter say.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government believes it’s facing less pressure from telecommunications firms than before to make a decision, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter.