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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

May 24 2018

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 22 2018

Canada says top NAFTA officials in constant contact on trade talks

OTTAWA Top U.S., Canadian and Mexican officials are in constant contact about slow-moving talks to revitalize NAFTA and are ready to meet at any time to push the process forwards, Canada's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

May 16 2018

Canada ready to cover Kinder Morgan loss, sees outside interest

OTTAWA Canada is prepared to cover some losses Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd might suffer if a proposed oil pipeline expansion is delayed and thinks other investors are ready to step in if need be, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Wednesday.

May 11 2018

Negotiators fail to reach NAFTA deal, Trump launches new attack

WASHINGTON Senior American, Canadian and Mexican officials on Friday ended a week of talks without a deal to modernize NAFTA, agreeing instead to resume negotiations soon, ahead of a deadline next week issued by U.S House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan.

May 10 2018

Ryan sets May 17 deadline for NAFTA deal, Mexico sees time running short

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan has set a May 17 deadline to be notified of a new NAFTA trade deal to give the current Congress a chance of passing it, while Mexico's top trade official on Thursday said time was running short to meet such a deadline.

May 09 2018

NAFTA talks drag on as U.S., Mexico spar over autos

WASHINGTON Top-level talks to update the North American Free Trade Agreement made little headway on Wednesday as the United States and Mexico sought to settle differences over the key issue of automobiles, three well-placed sources said.

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 24 2018

G7 tells tech firms to boost efforts to combat extremism: Canada

TORONTO The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Tuesday told leading tech and social media companies to ramp up efforts to combat the spread of extremism, a top Canadian official said.

Apr 24 2018

G7 security ministers to press tech firms on combating extremism

OTTAWA, April 24 Security ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations will on Tuesday press major tech and social media companies to do more to combat the spread of extremism, officials said.

Apr 23 2018

G7 foreign ministers condemn Russian behavior, says it impedes cooperation

TORONTO Foreign ministers from Group of Seven leading industrialized nations on Monday united to condemn Russia for what they called "a pattern of irresponsible and destabilizing" behavior and urged Moscow to help resolve the conflict in Syria.


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