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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

19 May 2017

Boeing scrambles to save big Canada fighter jet deal: source

OTTAWA/SEATTLE Boeing Co on Friday rushed to fix a gamble that looks to have gone wrong, with the defense unit of the U.S. plane maker seeking to fend off a Canadian threat to scrap the purchase of 18 Super Hornet jets, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

19 May 2017

Canada ready to impose pollution caps, fuel tax on provinces

OTTAWA Canada said on Thursday it planned to impose a cap on pollution in provinces that refuse to adopt a national price on carbon, setting up a potential fight with the country's powerful energy-rich west.

18 May 2017

Canada ready to impose pollution caps, fuel tax on provinces

OTTAWA Canada said on Thursday it planned to impose a cap on pollution in provinces that refuse to adopt a national price on carbon, setting up a potential fight with the country's powerful energy-rich west.

18 May 2017

Trump administration starts countdown to NAFTA talks in mid-August

WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday set the clock ticking toward a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for U.S. workers and manufacturers.

18 May 2017

Canada backs sanctions against foreign officials in abuse cases

OTTAWA Canada backs imposing sanctions on officials from Russia and other nations who are deemed guilty of human rights violations, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday, pressuring Moscow over the high-profile case of a dead whistleblower.

17 May 2017

Canada to keep revenue cap on rail grain shipments, farmers glad

OTTAWA The Canadian government said on Tuesday it planned to maintain a revenue cap on western grain that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd haul for export, a move farmers praised.

16 May 2017

New, stronger regulator for Canada energy projects -panel advice

CALGARY, Alberta Canada should reverse the approval process for major energy projects, putting them through federal review before a final decision by new regulatory bodies, an official panel recommended on Monday.

15 May 2017

Exclusive - Canada to keep revenue cap on grain shipments by rail: sources

OTTAWA/WINNIPEG The Canadian government intends to keep in place a revenue cap on western grain that Canadian National Railway Co and Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd haul for export, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

09 May 2017

Allies fret as Canada drags feet on troops for U.N. Mali mission

OTTAWA Canada, fearful of possible casualties, is taking months longer than expected to decide whether to send troops to a United Nations mission in Mali, worrying allies and potentially undermining Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's commitment to peacekeeping.

08 May 2017

Canada political pressures force PM's hand on U.S. trade disputes

OTTAWA Canada escalated a trade dispute with United States by making threats Washington called inappropriate in part because Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is under pressure to secure support in a key region ahead of the country's 2019 elections.

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