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Gerry Ritz no longer an MP

Ritz resignation had been announced in late August, but it finally took effect last Monday, Oct. 2. House speaker Geoff Regan announced the vacancy in...

Another year the CWB will be missed

To add insult to injury a few days ago I got a shamelessly hypocritical mail out from my MP Gerry Ritz. The same MP that...

Sod turning for new Maymont grain terminal

On hand were officials from GrainsConnect, GrainsCorp and Zen-Noh as well as MPs Kelly Block (Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek) and Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster), as well as...

Ritz favours motion supporting energy sector

The office of Battlefords-Lloydminster Conservative MP Gerry Ritz has issued a statement in favour of a motion supporting the energy sector and Energy East pipeline.

Ritz welcomes U.S. moves towards repeal of COOL

Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz has welcomed the inclusion of repeal of Country of Origin Labelling in the funding bill currently before the United States Congress.

In Election 2015, all the action is elsewhere

This state of affairs has led to several “Gerry Ritz has no opponents” stories showing up in various media. There was one on the iPolitics...

Ritz scheduled for federal agriculture leaders debate

iPolitics.ca (subscription)At least one debate stage this fall is expected to include federal Conservative Agriculture and Agrifoods Minister Gerry Ritz. Ritz, who is seeking another...

NDP to nominate federal candidate Aug. 16

... to be their candidate, but he withdrew in June due to controversy over a posting on his Facebook page. As of the election call...

Gerry Ritz on Canadian Wheat Board deal

Digital JournalFederal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz has announced approval of a deal which will make the Canadian Wheat Board a fully private entity. The deal...

Ritz says he wants action, not inquiry, into missing and murdered indigenous ...

Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz isn't convinced an inquiry into the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women would serve any purpose. “I don't. Personally,...

Ritz votes for air strikes on ISIS

Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz has made known his support for Canada's participation in a combat role against ISIS. Ritz was part of the Conservative majority...

Just three quarters of canola left to go

I don't always agree with Gerry Ritz but my hat is off to Gerry Ritz. Couldn't happen to a more deserving bunch. What did farmers...

Ritz announces new grain transport regulations

Federal agriculture minister and Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz has announced the arrival of some new federal regulations in connection to the Fair Rail for Grain...

Ritz announces new grain transport regulations

Federal agriculture minister and Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz has announced the arrival of some new federal regulations in connection to the Fair Rail for Grain...

Ritz touts new firearms regulations

Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz has voiced his approval of new firearms licensing changes announced last week. On June 23, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency...

More time to repay 2013 cash advances: Ritz

A stay of default on repayment of advances, for those producers who received an advance on their 2013 crops through the Canadian Canola Growers Association,...

Gas tax agreement signed

The latest deal was signed between provincial government relations minister Jim Reiter and federal agriculture minister and Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz. In a statement issued...

Gas tax agreement signed

The latest deal was signed between provincial government relations minister Jim Reiter and federal agriculture minister and Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz. In a statement issued...

Cox re-nominated in Battlefords for Sask. Party

With the legislative session now over, Cox has plans to head to Ottawa in the next several days with meetings set with Agriculture Minister Gerry...

Cox re-nominated in Battlefords for Sask. Party

With the legislative session now over, Cox has plans to head to Ottawa in the next several days with meetings set with Agriculture Minister Gerry...

Cox re-nominated in Battlefords for Sask. Party

With the legislative session now over, Cox has plans to head to Ottawa in the next several days with meetings set with Agriculture Minister Gerry...

National Day of Honour commemorates Afghanistan mission

However, in the end there was a good turnout to the ceremony of local legion members and others, including Mayor Ian Hamilton and Battlefords-Lloydminster MP...

National Day of Honour commemorates Afghanistan mission

However, in the end there was a good turnout to the ceremony of local legion members and others, including Mayor Ian Hamilton and Battlefords-Lloydminster MP...

Ritz welcomes Canadian Victims Bill of Rights

New federal legislation to create a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is being welcomed by Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz. “Constituents in my riding have consistently...

Ritz welcomes Crime Victims Bill of Rights

New federal legislation to create a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is being welcomed by Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz. “Constituents in my riding have consistently...

Ritz welcomes Crime Victims Bill of Rights

New federal legislation to create a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is being welcomed by Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz. “Constituents in my riding have consistently...

Ritz welcomes Crime Victims Bill of Rights

New federal legislation to create a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights is being welcomed by Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz. “Constituents in my riding have consistently...

Balancing the books on the back of labour, the aged

It was announced by Treasury Board president Tony Clements that this is the date in 2015 that our health care co-payments would begin increasing. Over...

Meeting with Ritz planned: Hamilton

By John Cairns Staff Reporter. Mayor Ian Hamilton announced Monday he has secured a meeting with MP Gerry Ritz next week to address the "community...

Report suggests fixes for cemetery slippage

He added a copy of the letter to Reiter went to MP Gerry Ritz, who answered saying federal funding for disaster relief is transferred to...

Report suggests fixes for cemetery slippage

He added a copy of the letter to Reiter went to MP Gerry Ritz, who answered saying federal funding for disaster relief is transferred to...

Meeting with Ritz planned: Hamilton

Mayor Ian Hamilton announced Monday he have secured a meeting with MP Gerry Ritz next week to address the “community wellness” issues facing the city.

Meeting with Ritz planned: Hamilton

Mayor Ian Hamilton announced Monday he have secured a meeting with MP Gerry Ritz next week to address the “community wellness” issues facing the city.

Meeting with Ritz planned: Hamilton

Mayor Ian Hamilton announced Monday he have secured a meeting with MP Gerry Ritz next week to address the “community wellness” issues facing the city.

Ritz, Raitt announce action on grain transport backlog

At a televised news conference in Winnipeg, Man. Friday, federal ministers Gerry Ritz (agriculture) and Lisa Raitt (transport) announced the federal cabinet would introduce an...

Ritz, Raitt announce action on grain transport backlog

At a televised news conference in Winnipeg, Man. Friday, federal ministers Gerry Ritz (agriculture) and Lisa Raitt (transport) announced the federal cabinet would introduce an...