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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

20 Feb 2018

Canada's government appeals court ruling on solitary confinement

TORONTO Canada's ruling Liberal government said on Monday that it is appealing a decision from a British Columbia judge who determined that current prison practices on solitary confinement violate the constitution.

31 Jan 2018

Canadian city votes to take down controversial statue

TORONTO The Eastern Canada city of Halifax on Tuesday agreed to take down a polarizing statue of Edward Cornwallis, an 18th-century British governor who offered cash bounties for killing indigenous people.

31 Jan 2018

Canadian city votes to take down controversial statue

TORONTO, Jan 30 The Eastern Canada city of Halifax on Tuesday agreed to take down a polarizing statue of Edward Cornwallis, an 18th-century British governor who offered cash bounties for killing indigenous people.

30 Jan 2018

Canadian gymnastics coach charged with sexual assault

TORONTO Canadian police said on Tuesday that they charged a Toronto-area gymnastics instructor with sexual assault and other offences against a teenage girl who he was coaching.

26 Jan 2018

Two Canadian politicians resign amid misconduct allegations

OTTAWA/TORONTO Two prominent Canadian politicians stepped down from leadership posts Thursday over allegations about their behavior toward women as the #MeToo social media movement showed growing influence beyond its roots in the United States.

20 Jan 2018

Canadian jury acquits three over Lac Megantic derailment

TORONTO/MONTREAL A Canadian jury on Friday found three former rail workers not guilty of criminal negligence causing death in connection with a 2013 crude-by-rail derailment that killed 47 in the town of Lac Megantic in Quebec.

19 Jan 2018

Canada's Ontario to stop putting the mentally ill in solitary confinement

TORONTO Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will stop putting people with mental illness in indefinite solitary confinement and begin phasing out segregation entirely amid growing pressure for Canadian governments to end treatment the United Nations has deemed "torture."

18 Jan 2018

Canada's solitary confinement practices unconstitutional - judge

TORONTO Canada's use of solitary confinement in federal prisons is unconstitutional, a Canadian judge said on Wednesday, in a ruling that could end the controversial practice unless Ottawa appeals the decision.

16 Jan 2018

Attack on child wearing hijab 'did not happen,' Canadian police say

TORONTO An alleged attack on an 11-year-old girl wearing a hijab as she walked to school did not happen, Toronto Police said on Monday.

13 Jan 2018

Canadian police search for man who cut 11-year-old girl's hijab

TORONTO Toronto police are investigating an attack on an 11-year-old girl whose hijab headcovering was repeatedly cut on her way to school on Friday, heightening pressure on Canadian governments to take further action against attacks on Muslims.

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