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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

18 Jan 2018

Bank of Canada hikes rates, takes dovish tone amid NAFTA clouds

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada raised interest rates on Wednesday, as expected, as job growth and firmer inflation outweighed the cloud of NAFTA uncertainty, but the head of the central bank admitted the decision was not a no-brainer.

15 Jan 2018

Bank of Canada to start 2018 with a hike, despite NAFTA risks

OTTAWA/BENGALURU The Bank of Canada will kick off 2018 by hiking interest rates, buoyed by robust job growth, even as uncertainty around the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement lingers, a Reuters poll found.

21 Dec 2017

Strong Canadian inflation, retail sales lift bets for rate hike in new year

OTTAWA Higher gasoline prices lifted Canada's November inflation rate to its highest level since the start of the year, while consumer spending was unexpectedly strong in October, boosting bets the central bank could raise interest rates early in the new year.

21 Dec 2017

Canada's Trudeau broke ethics rules with visit to Aga Khan island

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau broke some conflict of interest rules when he accepted a vacation last year on the Aga Khan's private island, the ethics watchdog said on Wednesday, the first time a prime minister has been found to have committed such a transgression.

20 Dec 2017

Canada may take Bombardier-Boeing dispute to WTO but no quick fix seen

OTTAWA, Dec 19 Canada may ask the World Trade Organization to intervene in the dispute over a proposed 300 percent duty on U.S. sales of Bombardier's CSeries jets, but any resolution of the trade spat could still take years, experts said on Tuesday.

08 Dec 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.

08 Dec 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.

01 Dec 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.

29 Nov 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."

09 Nov 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.


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