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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

Oct 18 2017

Canada's Quebec province to ban face coverings in public sector

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec Quebec will ban face coverings for people giving or receiving provincial government services under a law passed on Wednesday that rights groups have criticized as marginalizing Muslim women in the mainly French-speaking Canadian province.

Jun 22 2017

Quebec reports annual budget surplus of C$4.5 billion

QUEBEC CITY Quebec, Canada’s second-most populous province, said on Thursday its budget surplus for the year ended March 31 totaled C$4.5 billion ($3.4 billion), almost double its target, as it spent less and took in more taxes than it had forecast.

Mar 30 2017

Bombardier should consider public anger over pay raises: minister

MONTREAL/QUEBEC CITY Bombardier Inc should reflect on pay raises of up to 50 percent for its senior executives in light of a public backlash over company layoffs of thousands of employees, Quebec's economy minister said on Thursday.

Mar 30 2017

Quebec minister sees public issue in Bombardier's executive pay rises

MONTREAL/QUEBEC CITY, March 30 Bombardier Inc should consider its decision to award top executives pay rises of up to 50 percent in light of a public backlash at a time when the company has laid off thousands of employees, Quebec's economy minister said on Thursday.

Feb 21 2017

Quebec mosque hires own lawyers for accused gunman's trial

QUEBEC CITY A Quebec City mosque attacked in January by a gunman who killed six worshippers, is hiring its own lawyers to observe the trial of the accused shooter, a member of the congregation said on Tuesday.

Feb 01 2017

Canada shooting suspect rented apartment close to mosque: neighbors

QUEBEC CITY The French-Canadian student accused of killing six people during evening prayers in a Quebec City mosque had rented an apartment nearby, neighbors said on Tuesday, a sign he may have been targeting the house of worship.

Jan 31 2017

Talk radio, intolerance in focus as Quebec seeks answers after shooting

QUEBEC CITY In the wake of Sunday's fatal attack on a mosque in Quebec City, attention is turning to the role of populist talk radio stations and their possible role in whipping up resentment against Muslims.

Jan 31 2017

Talk radio, intolerance in focus as Quebec seeks answers after shooting

QUEBEC CITY In the wake of Sunday's fatal attack on a mosque in Quebec City, attention is turning to the role of populist talk radio stations and their possible role in whipping up resentment against Muslims.

Jan 31 2017

Talk radio, intolerance in focus as Quebec seeks answers after shooting

QUEBEC CITY, Jan 31 In the wake of Sunday's fatal attack on a mosque in Quebec City, attention is turning to the role of populist talk radio stations and their possible role in whipping up resentment against Muslims.

Jan 30 2017

Quebec suspect seen as nerdy outcast,' fan of France's right-wing Le Pen

QUEBEC CITY The French-Canadian student charged in a shooting spree that killed six people at a Quebec City mosque was known in online circles as a supporter of far-right French politician Marine Le Pen and described by a former classmate as a "nerdy outcast."

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