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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.

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Canada's largest city to open emergency housing for asylum seekers

TORONTO Canada's largest city said on Wednesday it is activating an emergency contingency plan to shelter refugee claimants as it prepares for an influx of migrants this summer, a rare move that underscores the strain caused by the inflow of asylum seekers.

23 May 2018

Canada granting refugee status to fewer illegal border crossers

TORONTO Canada is rejecting more refugee claims from people who crossed its border illegally as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government seeks to dissuade, block and turn back thousands more, according to new data obtained by Reuters.

22 May 2018

Canada granting refugee status to fewer illegal border crossers

TORONTO Canada is rejecting more refugee claims from people who crossed the border illegally as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government seeks to dissuade, block and turn back thousands more, according to new data obtained by Reuters.

04 May 2018

Canadian officials in Nigeria work with U.S. to stem asylum seekers

TORONTO Canada has officials working with U.S. visa officers in Lagos, Nigeria, as Ottawa leans on its neighbour to stop issuing so many visas to Nigerians who then make refugee claims in Canada.

02 May 2018

Canada's Trudeau grilled on efforts to turn back asylum seekers

TORONTO Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers faced questions in parliament on Tuesday a day after Reuters reported that Canada wants the legal authority to turn back thousands of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally.

01 May 2018

Canada wants U.S. cooperation in turning back asylum seekers

TORONTO Canada wants to change a bilateral agreement to allow it to turn back thousands of asylum seekers walking across the border but the United States is not cooperating, according to a Canadian official with knowledge of the discussions.

26 Apr 2018

A 'new Koreatown' silenced by Canada van attack

TORONTO The van that killed 10 in Toronto on Monday plowed through the heart of a vibrant Korean community in Canada's largest city, barreling past a cluster of Korean restaurants, a grocery store and a popular street vendor that sells red bean waffles shaped like fish and other Korean treats.

25 Apr 2018

Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect's 'cryptic message'

TORONTO The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people in Canada's deadliest mass killing in decades, left a "cryptic message" on social media before his attack, police said on Tuesday. | Video

24 Apr 2018

Driver kills 10, injures 15 plowing van into Toronto sidewalk crowd

TORONTO A driver deliberately plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police said. | Video

24 Apr 2018

Shoes, bodies strewn on Toronto street after van attack

TORONTO Shoes, torn clothing and bodies covered with tarpaulins were strewn across one of Toronto's busiest streets on Monday, turning a 15-block area into a ghost town after a van struck and killed 10 people and injured 15.

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