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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 Liberals look to economy to guide them past ethics scandal

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government has been badly shaken by a conflict-of-interest controversy about his finance minister, but the Liberal government's upcoming fiscal update offers an opportunity to reset the public focus on Canada's strong economy, political observers say.

19 Oct 2017

Canada finance minister says will adopt blind trust, divest assets

OTTAWA Canada's Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Thursday he will place his assets in a blind trust and divest all his stock in a publicly traded family business, amid opposition allegations that these holdings put him in a conflict of interest.

18 Oct 2017

Canada's Trudeau defends finance minister amid ethics questions

OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his finance minister on Wednesday amid criticism that Bill Morneau did not place his assets in a blind trust, moving to dampen a growing controversy that threatens to overshadow the government's agenda.

17 Oct 2017

Google to be anchor tenant at Toronto innovation hub - government source

TORONTO, Oct 17 Alphabet Inc, the owner of Google, will be the anchor tenant at a site being developed on Toronto's waterfront by local and federal governments, and will move Google's Canada headquarters to the facility, a source said on Tuesday.

10 Oct 2017

WRAPUP 1-Canada housing starts, building permits fall as long boom cools

OTTAWA, Oct 10 Canadian housing starts dipped in September, but did not fall as much as expected, capping another quarter of strong home building growth, but a drop in August building permits suggested the long boom is cooling, separate reports showed on Tuesday.

29 Sep 2017

Exporters, traders feel C$ pain as Bank of Canada avoids guidance

OTTAWA/TORONTO The Bank of Canada's journey from dove to hawk and back again this year has sent the currency market on a wild ride and put pressure on the central bank to provide better direction, despite eschewing its forward guidance policy years ago.

22 Sep 2017

Bank of Canada walks fine line as rate hikes boost loonie

OTTAWA/TORONTO The Bank of Canada is walking a tightrope to its next rate decision, trying to rein in a Canadian dollar that has popped higher in the wake of back-to-back rate hikes - without jawboning the currency too explicitly.

15 Sep 2017

Toronto condos buck Canada housing crunch, but prices seen cooling

OTTAWA, Sept 15 Canada's condo boom continues to surprise, with groundbreaking in Toronto still going strong even as prices of detached homes in Canada's largest city slump, but recent rate hikes and rent controls are likely to cool condo prices by 2018.

08 Sep 2017

Canada rate hike seen spurring housing before consumer crunch

OTTAWA A second rate hike by the Bank of Canada will temporarily goose housing as buyers look to complete deals before mortgage rates go up, but higher borrowing costs will soon weigh on Canada's indebted households and douse spending and homebuying.

06 Sep 2017

Bank of Canada surprises with second rate hike, eyes future moves

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada raised interest rates on Wednesday, surprising many, and left the door open to more rate hikes in 2017 even as it pledged to pay attention to how higher borrowing costs would hit Canada's indebted households.

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