Saskatchewan won't buy any more new tech from Huawei: minister
SaskTel in a difficult spot after $200M investment, Justice Minister Don Morgan says
Saskatchewan's justice minister says his government will follow Ottawa's lead on how to handle the province's relationship with Chinese communications firm Huawei.
Don Morgan says Crown-owned SaskTel won't be acquiring any new technology from Huawei in the meantime.
He expressed the province's concern during a phone call with federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale.
The United States has unsealed 13 criminal counts of conspiracy, fraud and obstruction against the company and senior executive Meng Wanzhou, who is currently being held in Canada and faces extradition.
Saskatchewan's Opposition NDP has said allegations against Huawei of espionage and security threats could require SaskTel to cut its contract with the company.
Morgan says the charges leave Saskatchewan in a difficult spot as it has invested more than $200 million into Huawei's services.