Ottawa parents want more information on school absence rates

New data released by the province shows the absentee rate amongst staff and students at Osgoode Township High School was 42.8 percent on Friday. (Shaun Vardon/CTV News Ottawa) New data released by the province shows the absentee rate amongst staff and students at Osgoode Township High School was 42.8 percent on Friday. (Shaun Vardon/CTV News Ottawa)

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Canada banning Chinese telecom giant Huawei, ZTE from 5G networks

Canada is banning China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, another Chinese company, from participating in the country's 5G wireless networks, citing national security and cybersecurity concerns. Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement about prohibiting products and services from these 'high-risk vendors,' in Ottawa on Thursday.