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  1. A Brexit would inflame Canada's hot housing marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | The London Free Press

    ... Guillaum Dubreuil, a spokesperson for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. "This is the beginning of change," said Gerry Ritz, the Conservative MP from Saskatchewan who, as Stephen Harper's agriculture minister, spent nearly a decade trying to crack ...

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  2. Cleavers decision not serving farmersRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2016 | The Western Producer

    ... acres potentially means that current canola herbicide options do not effectively control cleaver populations." Gerry Ritz, former federal agriculture minister and sitting MP, could not be more clear when he stated that this is not an issue to the ...

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  3. Trudeau, Guarding Family Legacy, Woos China Amid Japan StandoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Bloomberg

    ... China where we benefit economically from further ties and speak directly to each other on issues of concern." Gerry Ritz, a Conservative lawmaker and Harper's former agriculture minister, countered that Trudeau needs to balance expanding trade with ...

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  4. This harvesting photo was labelled "M. Watson, Provost, Alta., 1937." | file photoRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | The Western Producer

    ... Board's marketing monopoly was expected to come from the chair of the House of Commons' agriculture committee. Gerry Ritz planned to table a private member's bill that would allow farmers selling their wheat to a producer-owned valued-added ...

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  5. TPP trade consultations draw wide-rangingaRead the original story

    May 5, 2016 | The Western Producer

    The parliamentary committee on international trade continues its cross-country public consultations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after a swing through the West in April.a So far, says Conservative committee member and former agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, the presentations from various organizations have been as expected.a "The usual suspects are for it and the usual suspects are against it," he said in an interview from Washington, where American agricultural representatives had gathered to push for TPP ratification.a Ritz said 225 organizations had come together to lobby the Obama administration and agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack to make sure the deal is done.a In Canada, people have until June 30 to make written submissions to the committee.

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  6. Sask. TPP consultation was not sufficient according to protestorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | GlobalNews

    ... things to say about it and I'd like to share that," said Fisher. Despite the show of dissent, committee member Gerry Ritz said he's mostly heard support for the agreement during his travels across the country. "Especially from the agricultural ...

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  7. Many voices, mixed messagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2016 | The Western Producer

    ... organization in Manitoba and represents almost all of the province's commodity groups, but agriculture minister Gerry Ritz held events in Winnipeg and didn't invite KAP. "They'll invite them in first, the trusted organization, they (the group) will ...

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  8. Trudeau's cabinet style: he gives his ministers 'as much rope,' ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | Friends.ca

    ... Diane Finley (Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont.), Denis Lebel (Lac-Saint-Jean, Que.), Rob Nicholson (Niagara Falls, Ont.), Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask.), Peter MacKay, James Moore, Joe Oliver, Shelly Glover, Christian Paradis, and Bernard ...

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  9. Trudeau's cabinet style: he gives his ministers 'as much rope,' ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | Friends.ca

    ... Diane Finley (Haldimand-Norfolk, Ont.), Denis Lebel (Lac-Saint-Jean, Que.), Rob Nicholson (Niagara Falls, Ont.), Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask.), Peter MacKay, James Moore, Joe Oliver, Shelly Glover, Christian Paradis, and Bernard ...

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  10. CP wins appeal of fine for missing grain-shipping targetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2016 | The Globe and Mail

    ... decades made it impossible to keep up. The fines were accompanied by harsh words from then-agriculture minister Gerry Ritz, who told railways they should "pick up their game" and get the grain to ports and the waiting ships. CP's Montreal ...

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  11. Legal review of 'gold-plated' Canada-EU trade deal complete: fedsRead the original story

    Feb 29, 2016 | Red Deer Advocate

    ... party has concerns environmental laws could still be challenged under the adjusted CETA rules. Conservative MP Gerry Ritz, a member of the trade committee, said Monday that Verhuel also testified that the modifications to CETA's investor-state ...

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  12. First Liberal budget should raise Canadians'aRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2016 | The Western Producer

    ... exports." a The Agriculture Market Access Secretariat was formed in 2009 by then agriculture minister Gerry Ritz. Its aim is to provide a single access point to federal resources aimed at reducing global trade barriers and improving Canadian ...

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  13. U.S. farm official still holds out hope foraRead the original story

    Feb 18, 2016 | The Western Producer

    Farmers should not give up hope on a successful conclusion to the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization discussions, says the leader of a major U.S. farm group.a In November, it will be 15 years since the round was officially launched at the WTO's Fourth Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar.a "There have been a lot of people pulling hair out about the Doha Round," said Tom Sleight, president of the U.S. Grains Council.a Former Canadian agriculture minister Gerry Ritz is one of those who believes it will be impossible to forge a deal when all 160 WTO members have the power to block a potential pact.a "Everybody has a veto.

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  14. New agriculture committee has one Prairie memberRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | The Western Producer

    ... to put Eyking on the international trade committee, where he will face off against Conservative trade critic Gerry Ritz, the former minister of agriculture. For his part, Harvey has been named a member of both the natural resources and public ...

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  15. White House defends Obama's rejection of Keystone pipeline over TransCanada lawsuitRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    ... include the company reapplying for a presidential permit for the project. Conservative international trade critic Gerry Ritz said that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "will have the perfect opportunity to raise this issue" with Obama at a state dinner ...

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  16. SARM happy with COOL newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    ... recent work on the issue, as well as former International Trade Minister Ed Fast and former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz for their diligence on this file in past years.

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  17. COOL repeal still not a guarantee in the United StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | Southwest Booster

    Country of Origin Labelling is still a hotly-debated topic in North America, and re-worded legislation is being written this week to go before United States Congress on Wednesday for a vote. The Saskatchewan Government says it is "cautiously optimistic" of a COOL repeal in the coming days.

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  18. Don't let proposed CTA reforms head to backaRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2015 | The Western Producer

    ... effort to avoid any meaningful changes that might erode their market power.a Former agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was active on the transportation issue. Lawrence MacAuley, the new minister, is still trying to get his head around all the ...

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  19. COOL repeal still not a guarantee in the United StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | Southwest Booster

    The World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body adopted a fourth and final report in May of this year, confirming U.S. COOL requirements for muscle cuts of beef and pork violate its international trade obligations. Canada and Mexico submitted retaliatory requests to the WTO this summer, and the case was deferred to arbitration to the end of November 2015.

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  20. Railroaded: Farmers blame railways for lost billionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | Alberta Venture

    ... on historic averages. It's true that the railways move record volumes of grain, but former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz calls this a self-fulfilling prophecy. "Railways only recognize the cars they allocate - they don't recognize the cars that ...

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