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Anna Mehler Paperny

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 18 2018

Canada's Trudeau, facing criticism, appoints border security minister

TORONTO Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday appointed a minister responsible for border-crossing asylum seekers, tens of thousands of whom have walked across the border since early 2017, as his government comes under fire for not taking the issue seriously.

Jul 18 2018

Canada's Trudeau, facing criticism, appoints border security minister

TORONTO Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday appointed a minister responsible for border-crossing asylum seekers, tens of thousands of whom have walked across the border since early 2017, as his government comes under fire for not taking the issue seriously.

Jul 12 2018

Flow of asylum seekers to Canada begins to slow amid traveler crackdown

TORONTO The influx of asylum seekers that threw Canada’s refugee system into disarray slowed in June after also falling in May, the first two-month decline since the wave ramped up last year, according to preliminary figures from government officials and border agents.

Jun 28 2018

Second Canadian judge suspends Quebec niqab ban

TORONTO A second Canadian judge suspended Quebec's ban on face-coverings on Thursday, handing a victory to the law's opponents who have challenged it on grounds that it discriminates against Muslim women and violates constitutional rights.

Jun 21 2018

Rights groups fight Canada government's defense of solitary confinement

TORONTO Canadian law allows for prolonged, indefinite solitary confinement that hurts vulnerable people most and that is why it must be struck down, lawyers for civil liberties groups argued this week, as they accused the government of backing away from its avowed goal of pursuing prison reform.

Jun 20 2018

Canada PM pressured to suspend U.S. refugee agreement in face of 'unacceptable' policy

OTTAWA/TORONTO Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday the U.S. practice of separating immigrant children from their parents on its southern border was "unacceptable", even as he resisted pressure to suspend a bilateral agreement designating the United States a "safe" country for refugees.

Jun 10 2018

Heavy security quells scattered protests at Canada G7 summit

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec A heavy police presence and an isolated summit site thwarted protesters at the Group of Seven meeting in Canada on Saturday, dousing all but a smattering of demonstrations against the powerful world leaders.

Jun 09 2018

Heavy security quells scattered protests at Canada G7 summit

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec A heavy police presence and an isolated summit site thwarted protesters at the Group of Seven meeting in Canada on Saturday, dousing all but a smattering of demonstrations against the powerful world leaders.

Jun 09 2018

Heavy security quells scattered protests at Canada G7 summit

QUEBEC CITY, Quebec A heavy police presence and an isolated summit site thwarted protesters at the Group of Seven meeting in Canada on Saturday, dousing all but a smattering of demonstrations against the powerful world leaders.

May 23 2018

Canada's largest city to open emergency housing for asylum seekers

TORONTO Canada's largest city said on Wednesday it is activating an emergency contingency plan to shelter refugee claimants as it prepares for an influx of migrants this summer, a rare move that underscores the strain caused by the inflow of asylum seekers.

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