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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jul 21 2017

WRAPUP 1-Strong Canadian retail sales seen helping case for rate hike

OTTAWA, July 21 Canadian retail sales posted their third healthy increase in a row in May, a sign of economic strength that could boost the case for the Bank of Canada to hike rates again this year.

Jul 20 2017

Canada, Mexico urge quick NAFTA talks to end uncertainty

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA Top Canadian and Mexican diplomats expressed optimism on Thursday that a NAFTA deal could be reached early next year and cautioned that widespread uncertainty over the future of the three-way trade agreement had slowed business investment.

Jul 19 2017

Exclusive: U.S., Canada, Mexico agree on fast-paced NAFTA talks - sources

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials have agreed to an aggressive timetable to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), sources said, aiming to conclude early next year to avoid Mexico’s 2018 presidential elections.

Jul 19 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Three sides agree on seven rounds of NAFTA talks -sources

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA, July 19 U.S., Mexican and Canadian trade officials plan to hold seven rounds of talks at three-week intervals in a bid to wrap up the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rapidly, Mexican sources familiar with the situation said.

Jul 18 2017

Canada, Mexico to discuss how to handle NAFTA talks: sources

OTTAWA Canadian and Mexican officials will meet on Wednesday to discuss how to handle negotiations on NAFTA, two well-placed sources said on Tuesday, as a top Canadian diplomat hinted at a potential clash with Washington.

Jul 18 2017

NAFTA dispute resolution mechanism critical -Canada

OTTAWA, July 18 Canada believes it is critical for NAFTA to have a dispute resolution mechanism, a senior official said on Tuesday, setting up a potential clash with Washington when talks to renegotiate the pact begin.

Jul 17 2017

U.S. dairy lobby increases pressure on Canada; NAFTA fight looms

OTTAWA/WINNIPEG The U.S. dairy lobby is ratcheting up the pressure on Canada as talks to renegotiate NAFTA draw closer, demanding concessions the Canadian government looks unwilling to grant, according to people familiar with the file.

Jul 14 2017

Canadian spies accuse bosses of homophobia, racism: lawsuit

OTTAWA Five agents and analysts at Canada's spy service are suing their bosses with allegations of homophobia, racism and Islamophobia, the latest high-profile accusations of bad behavior to hit Canadian security forces.

Jul 07 2017

Canada apologizes to ex-Guantanamo inmate, admits role in abuse

OTTAWA Canada on Friday formally apologized to a Canadian man held at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, for a decade and said it had reached a financial settlement with him, acknowledging officials had played a role in the abuse he suffered. | Video

Jul 05 2017

Canadian government brushes off criticism on ex-Guantanamo inmate deal

OTTAWA Critics attacked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday for his planned move to pay millions to a Canadian citizen held at Guantanamo Bay for a decade but insiders and experts said Ottawa had little choice but to settle for an expensive compromise.

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