Gerry Ritz

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Canada's Most-Lobbied Ministers

Canada’s Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was the most-lobbied Cabinet minister for the second year running, meeting with several agricultural groups for a total of 103 communications in 2013, while lo...
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Canada-U.S.Trade War Thawing?

WASHINGTON - Signs of a thaw have emerged in a developing trade battle between Canada and the United States.The Canadian government has won a powerful friend in its fight against punishing U.S. meat-i...
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A Canada-U.S. Meat War?

WASHINGTON - A Canada-U.S. trade war is apparently looming as Ottawa threatens "retaliatory measures" against the United States in a continuing dispute over meat labelling.The U.S. government announce...
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Ottawa Warns Washington

The Canadian government is warning Washington it may retaliate if the U.S. brings in a new, more restrictive trade rule on how beef and pork product exports are labelled.The U.S. Department of Agricul...
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XL Foods Beef Is Doing Just Fine

OTTAWA - The fallout from a massive tainted-beef recall was still being felt Tuesday as the Harper government passed legislation aimed at making the food system safer.Canadian beef sales, both domesti...
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Tories Celebrate End Of Wheat Board

KINDERSLEY, Sask. - Western Canadian farmers who were convicted in the 1990s for taking their grain across the border to sell in the U.S. have been pardoned.Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the...
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Top Spending Tory Defends Expenses

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, speaking from Morocco, is defending his hefty travel and hospitality expenses. According to information on spending by federal cabinet ministers, dating to March of 20...
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Bev Oda's Not The Top Tory Spender

OTTAWA - Bev Oda may be in hot water for her champagne tastes, but by no means is she the highest-spending member of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet.That distinction goes to Gerry Ritz. The ag...