Gerry Ritz

Canada's Most-Lobbied Ministers

Hill Times | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was the most-lobbied Cabinet minister for the second year running, meeting with several agricultural groups...

Canada-U.S.Trade War Thawing?

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business

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...

There's Hope In Meat Dispute, Minister Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is sounding confident about his efforts to persuade the United States to scrap its country-of-origin meat labe...

A Canada-U.S. Meat War?

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - A Canada-U.S. trade war is apparently looming as Ottawa threatens "retaliatory measures" against the United States in a continuing disput...

Ottawa Warns Washington

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Politics

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 e...

Tories' Deregulation Scheme Will Cause 'Massive Job Loss': Critics

CBC | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada Business

Mayors from across southwestern Ontario met Thursday in Toronto to denounce the deregulation of food packaging and demand the minister of agriculture ...

XL Foods Beef Is Doing Just Fine

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - The fallout from a massive tainted-beef recall was still being felt Tuesday as the Harper government passed legislation aimed at making the f...

Does Tenderized Beef Need Labels? Ritz Speaks

CBC | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Alberta

Canada's agriculture minister is weighing in on the heightened E. coli risk in mechanically tenderized meat and what options are being explored. ...

Saskatchewan E. Coli Scare Not Linked To Recall

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The owners of an Alberta plant behind a massive recall of beef products say they have fixed the problems that forced food safety officials ...

Read Gerry Ritz's Full Statement On Beef Recall

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Alberta

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced in a press conference that the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta. won't reopen until the Canadian Food Inspecti...

Plant Won't Reopen Until Health Not At Risk: Agriculture Minister

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says there was a delay getting information on tainted meat from an Alberta packing plant at the centre o...

Tories Celebrate End Of Wheat Board

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics

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 pa...

Canadian Wheat Board Law Before Court of Appeal

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The latest chapter in the long and bitter saga of the Canadian Wheat Board played out Wednesday in the Federal Court of Appeal.The court agre...

Top Spending Tory Defends Expenses

CBC | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada Politics

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, speaking from Morocco, is defending his hefty travel and hospitality expenses. According to information on spendin...

Feds Misleading Canadians On Food Safety Cuts: Union

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada Business

The federal government is misleading Canadians about the changes it’s making to Canada’s food safety measures and bowing to industry pressure in i...

Bev Oda's Not The Top Tory Spender

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada Politics

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 c...

Daniel Tencer

Tories’ Decision To Stop Policing Food Labels Threatens Canadians: Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.30.2012 | Canada Business

The federal government’s decision to stop policing nutrition claims on food labels threatens Canadians’ health and leaves consumers with little re...

Judge: Tories Broke Law In Ending Wheat Board Monopoly

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics

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Farmer Tossed From House Of Commons Gallery

CBC | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada

A Manitoba farmer stood up in the visitor's gallery of the House of Commons to chastise the government over its move to end the monopoly ...

Farmers Counter Sue Wheat Board

CP | Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - A Western farm group is trying to block the Canadian Wheat Board from going to court over the federal government's plan to strip the board ...

Althia Raj

Minister Says Killing Wheat Board Monopoly To Free Farmers

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Politics

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says dismantling the Canadian Wheat Board's (CWB) single desk will free farmers from their shackles. He told an aud...

NDP Targets Seven Tory MPs For Potential Wheat Board Conflict

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Politics

The government's legislation to make farmers' sales to the Canadian Wheat Board voluntary cleared another hurdle in the House of Commons ...

Tories Move To End Wheat Board Monopoly

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Politics

Western Canadian farmers will be able to market their wheat and barley on the open market as of Aug. 1 next year, if a bill introduced today in the Ho...

Farmers Vote To Keep Wheat Board Monopoly

CP | Scott Edmonds and Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - Prairie farmers have voted in favour of the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly over wheat and barley sales.Just over 60 per cent of wheat grow...

Tories Shut Down Wheat Board Before Vote Is In

Ottawa Citizen | Posted 10.12.2011 | Canada Business

The Harper government is moving ahead with plans to shut down the Canadian Wheat Board, even before the results of a plebiscite on the agency's future...