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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.

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Exclusive: Canada PM raps possible U.S. auto tariffs, says linked to NAFTA

LA MALBAIE, Quebec A move by the United States to explore tariffs on auto imports is based on flimsy logic and is part of the pressure from Washington to renegotiate the NAFTA trade pact, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday. | Video

May 16 2018

Bank of Canada says NAFTA uncertainty weighing on investment

OTTAWA Uncertainty about NAFTA renegotiations is one of the reasons the Bank of Canada has kept interest rates low, because concern about U.S. trade policy is dragging down business investment, Deputy Governor Lawrence Schembri said on Wednesday.

May 09 2018

Echoes of Trump in Canada as Ontario heads to the polls

OTTAWA Canada's most populous province looks set to elect as premier in June a plain-spoken Progressive Conservative often compared to U.S. President Donald Trump, setting the stage for a fight on many fronts with Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Apr 25 2018

Bank of Canada says economy 'finally positive', rates to rise

OTTAWA Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Wednesday the economy was "finally positive" after a long adjustment to a sharp fall in oil prices, but he added there was still softness in several areas of the country.

Apr 25 2018

China says Canada Senate motion on disputed sea stirs 'troubles'

OTTAWA A nonbinding motion by Canada's Senate calling for an end to Chinese actions in the disputed South China Sea is irresponsible and will "stir up troubles," a Chinese embassy spokesman said on Wednesday.

Apr 23 2018

Bank of Canada sees economy improving, plays down inflation risk

OTTAWA Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz on Monday gave an upbeat assessment of the economy's prospects after a sluggish first quarter and said that while inflation this year would rise above the central bank's target, it would be temporary.

Apr 18 2018

Bank of Canada holds rates, prospects rise for a July hike

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady on Wednesday, as expected, but said more hikes will be needed over time and pointed to a pick up in wage growth and inflation, two issues that have concerned the central bank.

Apr 10 2018

WRAPUP 1-Canada housing starts and permits dip in Feb; overall activity robust

OTTAWA, April 10 Canadian housing starts slowed slightly in March and building permits dipped in February, but overall residential construction activity remained strong despite a housing correction in some areas, separate reports showed on Tuesday.

Apr 09 2018

Canadian firms see pickup in sales growth: central bank survey

OTTAWA Canadian companies remain optimistic about sales growth despite trade uncertainties, the Bank of Canada said on Monday in a report that boosted the currency and reinforced expectations of further interest rate hikes down the line.

Mar 09 2018

Canada housing starts, building permits rise on condo strength

OTTAWA Canadian housing starts rose unexpectedly in February and building permits surged in January as demand for condos continued to bolster an otherwise slowing market in Toronto, Canada's largest city, separate reports showed on Thursday.

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