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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

Feb 23 2018

Canada's Trudeau spurs criticism, raises eyebrows on India trip

OTTAWA/NEW DELHI Canadian and Indian officials scrambled on Thursday to explain how a convicted Sikh extremist was invited to a New Delhi reception for Justin Trudeau, the latest misstep in the Canadian prime minister's bumpy eight-day trip to India. | Video

Feb 14 2018

Canada to create legal framework to guarantee indigenous rights

OTTAWA Canada will create a legal framework to guarantee the rights of indigenous people in all government decisions, doing away with policies built to serve colonial interests, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday.

Feb 08 2018

Bank of Canada eyes overall economy, even as debt, NAFTA weigh: Wilkins

MONTEBELLO, Quebec Canada's high household debt is the biggest vulnerability facing the economy, while uncertainty about NAFTA is weighing on the outlook, but the Bank of Canada is factoring in the economy's overall performance as it makes its next rate decision, Senior Deputy Governor Carolyn Wilkins said on Thursday.

Feb 08 2018

Bank of Canada: Technology will raise growth, policy can manage risks

MONTEBELLO, Quebec Technological advances will raise global economic growth, but policymakers will need to take steps to keep firms' market concentration in check and ensure workers are not left behind, a senior Bank of Canada official said on Thursday.

Feb 06 2018

Canadian mortgages held by foreigners grow, says housing agency

OTTAWA Foreigners living in Canada have boosted their share of the country's mortgages in the last two years, particularly in Vancouver and Toronto, as young home buyers are bankrolled by their parents overseas, the federal housing agency said on Tuesday.

Jan 30 2018

Quebec seen tightening mortgage lending, other provinces split

OTTAWA/MONTREAL, Jan 30 Credit unions in Quebec could soon face the same stiffer mortgage rules as Canada's big banks, its securities watchdog said, but the country's other provinces with frothy property markets are split on whether to require tougher stress tests for borrowers who look to smaller lenders to buy a house.

Jan 25 2018

Bank of Canada's Poloz says even he doesn't know future of rate hikes

OTTAWA Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Thursday that even he did not know what potential there may be for further interest rate hikes this year, reiterating that policymakers remained both data dependent and alert to developments with NAFTA.

Jan 18 2018

Consumers will not feel pain from Canada rate hikes - yet

OTTAWA It will take longer than expected for Canadian rate hikes to discourage consumer spending or spark deleveraging as most homeowners are sheltered from mortgage renewal risk until 2019 - and cheap loans are still available, economists said on Thursday.

Jan 17 2018

Bank of Canada hikes rates, takes dovish tone amid NAFTA clouds

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada raised interest rates on Wednesday, as expected, as job growth and firmer inflation outweighed the cloud of NAFTA uncertainty, but the head of the central bank admitted the decision was not a no-brainer.

Jan 12 2018

Canada welcomes Trump talk of possible NAFTA deadline extension

LONDON, Ontario Canada on Friday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that talks to modernize NAFTA could be extended beyond the end-March deadline, a move which might help break a deadlock at the negotiations.

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