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The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and a member of the Canadian Parliament for Battlefords—Lloydminster since 1997.
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ENG: Gerry Ritz, PC, MP (born August 19, 1951) is Canada's Agriculture minister and a Canadian Member of Parliament for Battlefords—Lloydminster, a largely rural riding in Saskatchewan. Born in Delisle, Saskatchewan, he was elected as the Reform Party candidate in the 1997 general election, and then re-elected with the Canadian Alliance in the 2000 election and the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2004 election. Ritz has been the vice-chair of the House of Commons Agriculture Committee since 2002. He was appointed Secretary of State for small business and tourism in the Harper government on January 4, 2007. On August 14, 2007, Ritz was promoted to the Cabinet as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food replacing Chuck Strahl. Prior to his political career, Ritz worked as a ...
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Gerry Ritz Food Labels


The federal government’s decision to stop policing nutrition claims on food labels threatens Canadians’ health and leaves consumers with little recourse when food labels are wrong, the head of an agricultural union says. In the budget released Thursday, the Conservative government announced it would no longer verify nutrition claims on food labels, and will instead set up a website where consumers can take their concerns directly to food producers. “The Government will change how the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) monitors and enforces non-health and non-safety food ...


Ritz defends federal budget


Losing $310 million over the next three years, the federal agriculture department will have to do more with less, its minister said Friday in Regina. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the cuts revealed in Thursday’s federal budget are, “mostly backroom administrative savings”, adding his department “will be delivering the same programs to farmers, to food processors, through a more streamlined administrative process.” But a emailed note from his office later Friday morning said, “the majority of our savings will be through administrative initiatives. ...


Ritz Comments On Possible Trade Agreement


A completed free trade agreement with Japan has the potential to increase Canadian exports to the country by as much as two-thirds.Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz made that comment yesterday while speaking with reporters regarding his agricultural trade mission to the country. Over the weekend it was announced negotiations have been launched to form an economic partnership agreement with Japan.Ritz said an agreement with Japan could provide tremendous opportunities for our ag sector, “Japan is already our agriculture industries second largest market. Importing most of their food needs, ...


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Growing a Diversified Agriculture Industry
The annual Agrifoods and Garden Show, the largest agriculture event in the province, will receive $150,000 in funding from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Growing Forward 2 Agreement, through the Market Development Initiative. The investment will hel
arper Government Supports National Livestock Traceability Database
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service.
Governments Support New National Accreditation Program for Manitoba Dairy Farms
A new, national accreditation program focused on quality, food safety and animal welfare will be implemented on Manitoba’s dairy farms with financial support provided through Growing Forward 2, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba A
Minister Ritz Highlights Importance of Open Trade at Tri-National Accord Meeting
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today addressed the 23rd Tri-National Agricultural Accord where he underscored the importance for all three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries to recognize and promote free and unfettered trade to drive c



 
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