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CANADA TOP EX­EC­U­TIVE RE­SIGNS

ONE OF HUAWEI Canada’s top ex­ec­u­tives dis­closed on Fri­day that he was leav­ing his post after more than seven years with the Chi­nese telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions equip­ment maker, which is fac­ing height­ened scru­tiny over se­cu­rity is­sues from Canada and its al­lies. Scott Bradley dis­closed his de­par­ture as the com­pany’s se­nior vice-pres­i­dent for cor­po­rate af­fairs in a post on LinkedIn that did not give a rea­son for the move. He could not im­me­di­ately be reached for com­ment. Huawei Tech­nolo­gies is un­der in­tense scru­tiny in the West over its re­la­tion­ship with the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment and US-led al­le­ga­tions that its equip­ment could be used by Bei­jing for spy­ing. On Fri­day, sources said that Poland ar­rested a Huawei em­ployee and for­mer Pol­ish se­cu­rity of­fi­cial on spy­ing al­le­ga­tions, a move that could fuel Western con­cerns about the se­cu­rity of the com­pany’s tech­nol­ogy. Bradley was a key pub­lic spokesper­son for Huawei Canada, which has been un­der the spot­light since Cana­dian au­thor­i­ties in De­cem­ber ar­rested the chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer of its par­ent com­pany at the re­quest of the US. | Reuters

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