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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

Dec 01 2017

Canadian judge suspends Quebec niqab ban

TORONTO A Canadian judge on Friday suspended part of a Quebec law banning people from wearing full-face veils when giving or receiving public services, handing a provisional victory to civil liberties groups who argued that the law is unconstitutional and discriminates against Muslim women.

Nov 30 2017

Canada official launches Toronto police racial profiling inquiry

TORONTO A Canadian human rights official has launched an inquiry into the practices of the police department in Toronto, the country's most populous city, seeking to quantify what she characterized as racial profiling against black people.

Nov 22 2017

Canada data shows 10 percent of Haitian border crossers get refugee status

TORONTO Canada has granted refugee status to about 10 percent of the 298 Haitian border crossers whose applications have been processed this year, according to government data released on Wednesday.

Nov 19 2017

As Canada prepares for legal pot, ex-cops get into the business

TORONTO A former Canadian police chief and several colleagues who fought against making marijuana use legal have switched sides and embraced the looming legalization of cannabis with a leap into business. | Video

Nov 07 2017

Canadian groups seek to overturn Quebec ban on Muslim veil

TORONTO Two Canadian groups on Tuesday asked a court to overturn a new Quebec law that bans observant Muslim women from wearing a full-face veil when providing or receiving government services.

Nov 02 2017

Canada to take in migrants at 'gradual' pace amid integration concerns

TORONTO Canada has to take a gradual approach to boosting immigration, with the government concerned about anti-immigrant sentiment and the country's capacity to integrate newcomers, a minister said on Thursday.

Oct 30 2017

Canada's Ontario seeks to curb jail time before trials

TORONTO Ontario, Canada's most populous province, gave prosecutors new instructions on Monday to keep people out of jail while they await trial, addressing a system that has put people behind bars for months or years before court dates.

Oct 30 2017

Canada's Ontario seeks to curb jail time before trials

TORONTO, Oct 30 Ontario, Canada's most populous province, gave prosecutors new instructions on Monday to keep people out of jail while they await trial, addressing a system that has put people behind bars for months or years before court dates.

Oct 25 2017

Canada's indigenous population undergoes dramatic growth: census

TORONTO Canada's indigenous population is growing four times faster than the rest the country, census data showed on Wednesday, marking a dramatic increase in the ranks of people who have long struggled with poverty and marginalization.

Oct 20 2017

Canada granting asylum to U.S. border crossers at higher rates: data

TORONTO Asylum seekers who illegally crossed the U.S. border into Canada this year are obtaining refugee status at higher rates, new data shows, as authorities accept claims from people who say they feared being deported by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration.

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