New federal email system to be Canadian-made

OTTAWA — Only Canadians will be hired for principal jobs building a new federal email system, the government disclosed Friday in a package of strict measures to defend its online communications and classified secrets against foreign cyber attacks.

As well, potential equipment manufacturers for the project will be vetted to prevent potentially corrupt technology from entering the supply chain, with “Canada reserv(ing) the right to reject a hardware or software manufacturer and/or vendor for security and/or business stability reasons.”

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