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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

08 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.

03 Nov 2017

Canada government facing resistance from Senate over pot law

OTTAWA The Canadian government's plan to legalize recreational marijuana by next July could be in jeopardy, with opposition brewing among some in the Senate and concerns that the deadline to pass the bill is rapidly approaching.

25 Oct 2017

Bank of Canada holds rates steady, pledges caution

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady on Wednesday, as expected, saying that while less stimulus will be required over time the bank will be cautious as it considers future moves given the risks and uncertainties facing the economy.

24 Oct 2017

Canada to unveil smaller budget deficit, hopes will shift focus

OTTAWA Canada's Liberal government unveiled a smaller-than-forecast budget deficit on Tuesday as it pressed forward with more stimulus spending on families, but did not project the budget would return to balance in the next five years.

23 Oct 2017

PREVIEW-Housing rules give Bank of Canada room to proceed with caution

OTTAWA, Oct 23 After back-to-back interest rates hikes, the Bank of Canada can stay on the sidelines for longer than first anticipated, with tighter mortgage rules slowing the housing market and uncertainty about NAFTA clouding the outlook.

20 Oct 2017

WRAPUP 1-Canada's surprise Aug retail sales drop boosts bets central bank will hold rates

OTTAWA, Oct 20 Canadian retail sales unexpectedly fell in August, pointing to a slowdown in growth after a hot first half of the year and bolstering expectations the Bank of Canada will refrain from hiking interest rates again next week.

12 Oct 2017

WRAPUP 1-Canada home prices cool as housing slowdown takes hold

OTTAWA, Oct 12 Canadian home resale prices in September staged their biggest fall in seven years, while new home prices were flat in August in the once red-hot markets of Toronto and Vancouver, adding to evidence that the country's housing boom continued to cool, data showed on Thursday.

05 Oct 2017

Catalan standoff touches separatist hearts beyond Spain

EDINBURGH/OTTAWA The standoff between Madrid and supporters of independence in Spain's wealthy Catalan region has stirred separatist feelings far beyond the Spanish borders.

05 Oct 2017

Catalan standoff touches separatist hearts beyond Spain

EDINBURGH/OTTAWA The standoff between Madrid and supporters of independence in Spain's wealthy Catalan region has stirred separatist feelings far beyond the Spanish borders.

29 Sep 2017

WRAPUP 1-Canada GDP growth halts in July, leaves room for gradual rate rise

OTTAWA, Sept 29 Canadian economic growth slowed to a halt in July, hit by a decline in manufacturing and oil extraction and giving the central bank room to take its time to further raise interest rates.

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