Gerry Ritz

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Perdue and Prospects for NAFTA

National PostDTN The Progressive Farmer (registration) (blog)The Trump administration must send a final version of a letter to Congress to start a 90-day waiting period...

MUN misreporting financial data, Byrne says

All of this is a serious concern for Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne, who said in light of the revelation about inaccuracies in...

Letter: The challenges we face, by the numbers

Our Liberal government has declared: “we have a spending problem, also that we have a structural problem.” Why not: “We are living beyond our means”;...

Steering Through Trade Rules Worth The Effort

Conservative trade critic Gerry Ritz was in High River Tuesday April 18 talking to agricultural producers about the challenges they're facing. Ritz says trade rules,...

Gerry Byrne urges western Newfoundland to be ready for economic stimulus in coming years

With some major infrastructure projects coming to the Corner Brook area soon, Gerry Byrne says he is looking into a way to help leverage the...

Newfoundland NDP chugs along after a rough year

The NDP was asking about changes to the minimum wage before Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Gerry Byrne announced the government would raise...

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer surpasses 50 high-profile endorsements for leadership bid

(subscription)His current endorsements from the House of Commons include Scott Reid (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Ont.), Sarnia-Lambton, Ont., MP Marilyn Gladu; Saskatchewan MP and former agriculture minister...

Year in Review 2016: The 5 funniest (and strangest) moments from the House of Commons

But one debate reached new levels of personal acrimony (as well as statement of the obvious) in October when Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland was accused...

Gerry Byrne was willing to accept decision on pension benefits

Byrne pointed out that the Newfoundland Association of Public Employees feel it's probably time to abandon all public pensions. Liberals and Progressive Conservatives said it...

Gerry Byrne criticizes decision to downplay 'threat' in Corner Brook

... Liberal Commons member for Long Range Mountains. Murrin was released from custody later Thursday and has his next provincial court appearance set for January.

Little Canada 150 funding in Conservative ridings

The fund will also go to “A limited number of high impact, large-scale projects that are national in scope will also be supported through the...

The Sprout: Ontario farmers protest expanded protections for livestock predators

(subscription)On Twitter, former Conservative Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz (who turns 65 today) also waded into the grain transport debate. Higher food costs are again...

Tories accuse the Liberals of turning their back on forestry jobs

660 News - 660 ...660 NewsConservatives are accusing the Liberals of turning their back on the forestry sector. trade.gov. Another setback to the softwood lumber...

Ball shakes up government departments

Trimper will lose responsibility for the Labour Relations Agency; that will go to Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne. “Integrating the Labour Relations Agency...

Want to be a Canadian Grain Commission commissioner?

The Conservative government also advertised the commission positions and MacKay, Smolik and Hermanson went through a selection process that included someone from the Prime Minister's...

Another year the CWB will be missed

No matter what you may have heard from Conservative apologists, grain companies will not ship through a terminal which they do not own, not unless...

Eastwood: a career beyond compare

Photos have recently emerged showing Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood chatting on location in New York. Remarkably, this is the first time the two men...

Trump tries to TURN THE PAGE -- Great NYT on Khans' life -- GERRY BAKER's 'oddly truncated' memo – SARAH ...

Inside today's POLITICO Playbook, presented by Vote4Energy: Trump tries to TURN THE PAGE -- Great NYT on Khans' life -- GERRY BAKER's 'oddly truncated' memo...

Churchill port hit by new grain realities

(subscription)Saskatchewan MP and former Conservative federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the OmniTrax decision is unfortunate but not completely unexpected. With capacity added to...

No politics in replacement of CNA president, minister says

... Skills Minister Gerry Byrne. On Monday, he said there were no politics involved in the government's decision not to renew Vaughan's contract. He said...

Transportation stakeholders not wooed by consultation promise ...

(subscription)The Liberals promised to be a more transparent and accountable government. They promised public consultations on major policy decisions — consultations ...and more »...

Freight service to Churchill slashed in half

The port and the Hudson Bay Railway, however, constitute an inefficient and risky means of moving grain, said Conservative Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz, the former...

Brexit's most dangerous frontier

Most Irish nationalists and liberal pro-U.K. unionists supported continuing EU membership. ... “Brexit all of a sudden puts you in a box,” said Jonny Byrne,...

Province focuses on recognizing immigrants' credentials

Gerry Byrne, Newfoundland's minister for Advanced Education and Skills, and federal Employment and Workforce Development Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk speak to reporters at an announcement of...

Millions for Corner Brook sewer system work a fraction of full treatment cost

Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne, the Liberal legislature member for Corner Brook, right, speaks at a press conference in Corner Brook on Friday...

Leaders summit still holds weight: politicians, pundits

(subscription) (subscription)“It could be a done deal very quickly,” depending on how Republicans do in the election, said Conservative MP Gerry Ritz (Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask.).

We do populism a little differently here

In this, the single parent working at a supermarket till is in the same boat as the liberal couple who each earn over six-figure sums,...

Canada won't much miss Obama

“It flatlined with Obama taking over,” Conservative MP Gerry Ritz said Friday. As Stephen Harper's agriculture minister from 2007 to 2015, Ritz spent much of...

Fall 2016 Religion & Spirituality Announcements

How The Secret Changed My Life by Rhonda Byrne (Oct. 4, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-1-5011-3826-3). ..... Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing...

A Brexit would inflame Canada's hot housing market

"This is the beginning of change," said Gerry Ritz, the Conservative MP from Saskatchewan who, as Stephen Harper's agriculture minister, spent nearly a decade trying...

Dying MP's gender-neutral national anthem bill passes third reading in Commons

CBC.caThe Conservatives opposed the bill on the grounds that important pieces of the national heritage shouldn't be trifled with. If they are changed, it should...

Resilient Regions Forum | Photos

Political leaders denounce Vietnam cattle cruelty. Labor and Liberal leaders have today spoken out against the most recent live exports controversy. Test · Jamie and...

Russell Wangersky: Tweedledum and Tweedledee

The provincial Liberals, in opposition, complained about a lack of transparency. Last week, in government, their leader refused to even come out after the House...

Russell Wangersky: Tweedledum and Tweedledee

The provincial Liberals, in opposition, complained about a lack of transparency. Last week, in government, their leader refused to even come out after the House...

Filibuster of Liberal budget barrels into Thursday afternoon, cancelling question period again

MHA Steve Kent took the floor around 5:30 a.m., praising Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne for his intent listening skills. "I want to...

'Democracy in action': Dwight Ball says he has no plans to kill PC filibuster

After daring Mount Pearl North MHA Steve Kent to challenge a ruling, Minister Gerry Byrne mimicked karate chops from his seat. Speaker Tom Osborne walked...

Anbang's Wu Cancels Appearance at NYC Real Estate Conference

Strategic owns luxury resorts across the U.S. including the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay in California and Manhattan's Essex House. Before it's here, it's on the...

Trudeau, Guarding Family Legacy, Woos China Amid Japan Standoff

Gerry Ritz, a Conservative lawmaker and Harper's former agriculture minister, countered that Trudeau needs to balance expanding trade with pushing China on human rights and...

House of Assembly will rule on Steve Kent's Twitter stream

The Speaker of Newfoundland and Labrador's House of Assembly will be forced to rule on one politician's particularly active Twitter account this week. Tom Osborne...

Ireland settles on a"Minority Government;" Kenny remains Taoiseach

Ireland settles on a"Minority Government;" Kenny remains TaoiseachCritics of the Trust allege that Gerry Adams and his Sinn Fein/IRA confidants control the Trust and that...

Provincial 2016 budget passes, amid controversy

... who crossed the floor from the Liberals because of his opposition to the budget. All Liberal MHAs present voted for the budget, although Advanced...

Dwight Ball cagey about planned shakeup in premier's office staff

Premier Dwight Ball is planning changes to his senior staff and is poised to hire former Liberal staffer Greg Mercer in a senior role, Liberal...

Whiff of death hangs in the air just yards from city centre

I am no bleeding-heart liberal who sees these people as 'under-privileged', 'marginalised', 'deprived' - the buzzwords of the social science graduates. They are living, for...

MHAs, what do we tell our children after Budget 2016?

I asked Mr. Byrne to vote against this budget and urge his colleagues to do so. It is hard not to conclude from Mr. Byrne's...

From the Archives: Liberal MP urges three prairie pools to amalgamate

(subscription)The first proposal from within the new Conservative government to loosen the Canadian Wheat Board's marketing monopoly was expected to come from the chair...

The Sprout: Apologies with ag connections

(subscription) (subscription)Former Agriculture Minister turned Conservative Trade Critic Gerry Ritz says the federal government is “purposefully delaying” a decision on the Trans Pacific Partnership...

The Sprout: Apologies with ag connections

(subscription) (subscription)Former Agriculture Minister turned Conservative Trade Critic Gerry Ritz says the federal government is “purposefully delaying” a decision on the Trans Pacific Partnership...

Federal halibut allocation returns to historic sharing system

Some fish harvesters were protesting the decisions rather than being out on the water fishing, which didn't sit well with Byrne. Long Range Mountains Liberal...

Federal halibut allocation returns to historic sharing system

Some fish harvesters were protesting the decisions rather than being out on the water fishing, which didn't sit well with Byrne. Long Range Mountains Liberal...

Federal halibut allocation returns to historic sharing system

The Telegram - Business - The TelegramThe TelegramGerry Byrne is applauding the federal government's decision to return the halibut quota allocation in the Gulf of...