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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

Jan 19 2018

Canadian jury acquits three over Lac Megantic derailment

TORONTO/MONTREAL A Canadian jury on Friday found three former rail workers not guilty of criminal negligence causing death in connection with a 2013 crude-by-rail derailment that killed 47 in the town of Lac Megantic in Quebec.

Jan 18 2018

Canada's Ontario to stop putting the mentally ill in solitary confinement

TORONTO Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will stop putting people with mental illness in indefinite solitary confinement and begin phasing out segregation entirely amid growing pressure for Canadian governments to end treatment the United Nations has deemed "torture."

Jan 17 2018

Canada's solitary confinement practices unconstitutional - judge

TORONTO Canada's use of solitary confinement in federal prisons is unconstitutional, a Canadian judge said on Wednesday, in a ruling that could end the controversial practice unless Ottawa appeals the decision.

Jan 15 2018

Attack on child wearing hijab 'did not happen,' Canadian police say

TORONTO An alleged attack on an 11-year-old girl wearing a hijab as she walked to school did not happen, Toronto Police said on Monday.

Jan 12 2018

Canadian police search for man who cut 11-year-old girl's hijab

TORONTO Toronto police are investigating an attack on an 11-year-old girl whose hijab headcovering was repeatedly cut on her way to school on Friday, heightening pressure on Canadian governments to take further action against attacks on Muslims.

Jan 11 2018

Canada telling Salvadorans facing U.S. exit that haven isn't guaranteed

TORONTO Canada is sending a Spanish-speaking lawmaker to California to dissuade potential migrants from illegally crossing the border following Washington’s decision to end the temporary protected status of some 200,000 Salvadorans.

Jan 05 2018

Toronto homeless at risk after 'weather bomb' slams Canada

TORONTO/MONTREAL Canada's largest city, Toronto, scrambled to find emergency shelter for the homeless as temperatures dropped to record lows after a "weather bomb" knocked out power to tens of thousands in eastern provinces and destroyed coastal roads.

Jan 05 2018

Canada's Conservatives expel senator over indigenous comments

TORONTO Canada's opposition Conservatives kicked a lawmaker out of the party after she posted letters on her official government website that derided indigenous people and then refused to take them down from the site.

Dec 22 2017

Canada pays tribute to billionaire couple after mysterious deaths

(In Dec. 21 item, corrects spelling of Jonathon Sherman's first name)

Dec 17 2017

Toronto homicide police take lead in probe of billionaires' deaths

TORONTO Canadian homicide detectives on Sunday took the lead in investigating the mysterious deaths of pharmaceuticals billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, a day after relatives complained about the handling of the case.


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