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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

Dec 07 2017

U.S. finds Canada lumber harms U.S. producers, duties to remain

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Thursday it made a final finding that exports of softwood lumber from Canada injure U.S. producers, virtually ensuring that hefty duties on imports of the building material will remain in place for five years.

Dec 07 2017

Bank of Canada rate decision downplays job strength; analysts puzzled

OTTAWA, Dec 7 The Bank of Canada has insisted its interest rate decisions are data-dependent, yet analysts were puzzled this week when policy makers took a more cautious tone than strong domestic data would suggest.

Dec 01 2017

Canada's economy cools in third quarter, November job surge keeps rate hikes in sight

OTTAWA The Canadian economy slowed in the third quarter after a hot first half of the year as exports tumbled, but an acceleration in hiring and wage growth last month was seen giving the central bank reason to raise interest rates again before long.

Nov 28 2017

Canada apologises for persecution of gay public servants

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologised on Tuesday for a decades-long campaign by previous governments to rid the military and public service of homosexuals, calling the dark chapter in the country's history a "collective shame."

Nov 08 2017

Airbus eyes Canadian military deal, further cooperation with Bombardier

OTTAWA/MONTREAL Airbus SE could cooperate further with Bombardier Inc beyond a recent venture in the CSeries jets, if its fighter jet is permitted to compete in a Canadian military procurement, and its partners agree, an executive said on Wednesday.

Nov 03 2017

Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law

OTTAWA The Canadian government's plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate and concerns that the deadline to pass the bill is rapidly approaching.

Oct 25 2017

Bank of Canada holds rates steady, pledges caution

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady on Wednesday, as expected, saying that while less stimulus will be required over time the bank will be cautious as it considers future moves given the risks and uncertainties facing the economy.

Oct 24 2017

Canada to unveil smaller budget deficit, hopes will shift focus

OTTAWA Canada's Liberal government unveiled a smaller-than-forecast budget deficit on Tuesday as it pressed forward with more stimulus spending on families, but did not project the budget would return to balance in the next five years.

Oct 23 2017

PREVIEW-Housing rules give Bank of Canada room to proceed with caution

OTTAWA, Oct 23 After back-to-back interest rates hikes, the Bank of Canada can stay on the sidelines for longer than first anticipated, with tighter mortgage rules slowing the housing market and uncertainty about NAFTA clouding the outlook.

Oct 20 2017

WRAPUP 1-Canada's surprise Aug retail sales drop boosts bets central bank will hold rates

OTTAWA, Oct 20 Canadian retail sales unexpectedly fell in August, pointing to a slowdown in growth after a hot first half of the year and bolstering expectations the Bank of Canada will refrain from hiking interest rates again next week.

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