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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

17 Oct 2017

NAFTA trade ministers to square off over hard-line U.S. demands

WASHINGTON, Oct 17 Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico wrap up a contentious round of NAFTA trade talks on Tuesday marked by aggressive U.S. demands that have left the future of the 23-year-old free trade pact in doubt.

15 Oct 2017

Time running out for NAFTA talks, set to be extended - sources

ARLINGTON, Va. Negotiators at talks to modernize NAFTA are running out of time and look set to extend the remaining rounds in a bid to meet an end-year deadline as tensions rise, three sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

15 Oct 2017

BoC's Poloz says Canada growth to slow down in second half

WASHINGTON Canadian growth will slow down in the second half of 2017 as the economy starts to approach full capacity in the wake of a prolonged oil shock, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said on Saturday.

14 Oct 2017

Canadian says child killed, U.S. wife raped during Afghan kidnapping

OTTAWA/TORONTO A U.S.-Canadian couple freed in Pakistan this week, nearly five years after being abducted in Afghanistan, returned to Canada on Friday where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped.

14 Oct 2017

U.S. stance on auto industry sows more doubt about NAFTA overhaul

ARLINGTON, Va. The Trump administration on Friday demanded that U.S.-made content account for half the value of the cars and trucks sold under the North American Free Trade Agreement, raising further doubts about any potential deal to renew the pact.

12 Oct 2017

Trump says open to bilateral Canada, Mexico pacts if NAFTA talks fail

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was open to bilateral trade pacts with either Canada or Mexico if a three-way deal cannot be reached to substantially revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. | Video

10 Oct 2017

Canada's Trudeau to tell Trump: we're not your problem at NAFTA

OTTAWA When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets President Donald Trump on Wednesday, he will try to persuade the U.S. leader to focus on Mexico as a source of potential problems at talks to update NAFTA.

06 Oct 2017

Canada to compensate aboriginal children removed from families

OTTAWA Canada will pay up to C$750 million (£458.31 million) in compensation to thousands of aboriginals who were removed as children from their families decades ago, a top official said on Friday, promising to end "a terrible legacy."

04 Oct 2017

Canada proposes federal pot tax, provinces react with caution

OTTAWA Canada is proposing a federal excise tax on marijuana to help ease the path to legalizing the drug, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, drawing a cautious response from provinces that would oversee the process.

03 Oct 2017

BRIEF-Canada Competition Bureau says continuing to review Pembina Pipeline Corp's acquisition of Veresen

* Canada Competition Bureau says continuing to review Pembina Pipeline Corp's acquisition of Veresen, even though parties announced transaction closed Monday


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