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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

27 Jan 2016

Canada imposes further delays on two major pipeline projects

OTTAWA Canada announced new interim rules on Wednesday for environmental reviews that will impose major delays on two projects - TransCanada Corp's Energy East pipeline and Kinder Morgan Inc's expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline.

26 Jan 2016

Canada to lift Tehran sanctions, allow Bombardier to export to Iran

OTTAWA/MONTREAL Canada confirmed for the first time on Tuesday that it plans to lift its sanctions on Tehran and said that if Airbus is allowed to sell to Iran, then its aircraft maker Bombardier Inc should be allowed to export there as well.

22 Jan 2016

Bank of Canada may take back seat on stimulus as fx becomes a worry

OTTAWA, Jan 22 When the Bank of Canada blinked in the face of its currency's slide, wrong-footing many who had bet on an interest rate cut, it sowed some doubts about both its readiness and ability to help the struggling Canadian economy through some hard times.

16 Jan 2016

Canada's high court gives green light to assisted suicide

OTTAWA The Supreme Court of Canada decided on Friday to allow doctor-assisted suicide across the country under certain circumstances, while giving the government more time to pass a law governing the practice.

13 Jan 2016

Canadian Liberals set to bust deficit pledge as oil tumbles

OTTAWA, Jan 13 Canada's Liberal government looks certain to break its promise to keep budget deficits to C$10 billion ($7 billion) a year but a deteriorating economy makes it hard to determine how large the shortfall will be, according to sources familiar with the party's plans.

24 Dec 2015

BoC rate cuts validated, but market still wary of Poloz's style

OTTAWA, Dec 24 When the Bank of Canada stuck its neck out with a completely unexpected interest rate cut in January in response to the oil price crash, markets and experts quickly questioned Governor Stephen Poloz's credibility and wisdom.

04 Dec 2015

Canada's new government pledges fiscal plan suited to tough times

OTTAWA Canada's Liberal government, unveiling its plans at the start of the new Parliament, promised on Friday to pursue a fiscal plan "that is responsible, transparent and suited to challenging economic times."

04 Dec 2015

Canada's new government pledges fiscal plan suited to tough times

OTTAWA Canada's Liberal government, unveiling its plans at the start of the new Parliament, promised on Friday to pursue a fiscal plan "that is responsible, transparent and suited to challenging economic times."

04 Dec 2015

Canada's new government pledges fiscal plan suited to tough times

OTTAWA Canada's Liberal government, unveiling its plans at the start of the new Parliament, promised on Friday to pursue a fiscal plan "that is responsible, transparent and suited to challenging economic times."

02 Dec 2015

Bank of Canada holds rates steady, but flags household debt risk

OTTAWA The Bank of Canada held interest rates steady as expected on Wednesday, but warned of rising vulnerabilities in the household sector, where debt levels have climbed as consumers take advantage of low borrowing costs.

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