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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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BRIEF-Canadian government says it will vigorously defend lumber industry

Canadian government, reacting to U.S. lumber duties, says it will vigorously defend domestic industry, including through litigation

20 Jun 2017

Canada raises asylum seekers influx with Minnesota governor

MINNEAPOLIS Canada's public safety minister raised concerns on Monday with Minnesota's state governor about an unauthorized influx of thousands of asylum seekers into Canada this year.

14 Jun 2017

WRAPUP 1-Canada household debt-to-income ratio hovers near record highs

OTTAWA, June 14 Canadian household debt as a share of income dipped in the first quarter but remained near record highs, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday in a report likely to reinforce concerns that consumers are becoming overextended.

12 Jun 2017

Canada's chief justice, first woman to hold job, to retire this year

OTTAWA Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, the first woman to become Canada's top judge, will step down this December after serving a record 18 years in the job, the Supreme Court said on Monday.

08 Jun 2017

WRAPUP 1-Canadian housing starts slip in hot markets of Toronto, Vancouver

OTTAWA, June 8 Canadian housing starts dipped in May as construction intentions fell in Toronto, another sign that one of the country's hottest real estate markets might be cooling down.

07 Jun 2017

Canada plans military spending boost, addressing U.S. pressure

OTTAWA Canada on Wednesday unveiled plans for one of the biggest hikes in military spending in its recent history, acting less than two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump demanded that NATO members ramp up defense expenditures.

06 Jun 2017

Canada seeks larger world role as U.S. retreats: foreign minister

OTTAWA Canada will seek to play a larger role on the world stage as the United States retreats, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Tuesday, in remarks underscoring strains between Washington and its closest allies.

02 Jun 2017

WRAPUP 1-Strong Canada trade, productivity data reflect economic recovery

OTTAWA, June 2 Canadian exports climbed to a record in April and first-quarter labor productivity approached a three-year high, further evidence that the economy is recovering after a long slump caused by low oil prices.

01 Jun 2017

Canada helps firms hit by U.S. lumber tax, American lobby fumes

OTTAWA Canada will give C$867 million (US$642.22 million) in aid to the softwood lumber industry after the United States imposed duties on exports and is prepared to offer more help in future, the government said on Thursday.

01 Jun 2017

Boeing scraps Canada jet announcement after defense minister blast

OTTAWA, June 1 Boeing Co on Thursday scrapped an announcement about the fighter jets it hopes to sell to Canada, a day after the country's defense minister objected to the firm's behavior in a trade dispute against Canadian planemaker Bombardier Inc

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