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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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Governments Invest Over $13 Million in New Food Centre
Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minist
Industry Group to Identify Efficiencies in Canada's Grain Handling System
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) has received a renewed mandate to bring together agriculture sector experts to provide advice on how to improve the grain handling and transportation system. The
Minister Ritz Highlights Importance of the Western Canadian Barley Industry
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today addressed the 38th Annual Convention of the Western Barley Growers Association (WBGA) where he underscored the importance of the barley industry in creating jobs and economic growth in Canada.
The Future for Farmers is Bright - Positive Outlook Seen for Coming Years
After coming off of a record year, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is expecting farm incomes to remain high for Canadian farmers in 2015. The 2015 Canadian Agricultural Outlook was released today, pointing to a strong future for the agricultural sector.



 
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