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  • His favourite word is tpp.

Conservative MP for Battlefords—Lloydminster (Saskatchewan)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 61% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter @davidakin Heh David you and Scott Gilmour must have a pool going!

Posted on Twitter @davidakin When do they not have their say?

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @SheilaGunnReid And the internet. Without him Al Gore couldn't have got it done!

Posted on Twitter @jasonlietaer @davidakin The very real capability gap exposed! Now what?

Posted on Twitter @davidakin When his own colleagues at defence call him a "bald faced liar" we would assume they are correct based on their inside knowledge

Posted on Twitter @bruce_arthur @davidakin And this whole Trump focus gives Trudeau's failures and false starts a pass. Pity!

Three days ago

Mentioned by Law360 (subscription) Canadian MP: Trump 'Shooting Himself In The Foot' On NAFTA ... Donald Trump continues to push for renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, he may be “shooting himself in the foot” with his recent tough talk on Canada's dairy and lumber policies, Canadian Parliament member Gerry Ritz told ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Debt in the Agriculture Sector and its Effects That was my next question, how important that is. In my father's generation, if you had grade 10, you were done. In my generation, it was ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Briefing on the Mandate Letter of the Minister of International Trade Well, forewarned is forearmed. I want to go back to CETA. You talk about it being the gold standard, and I couldn't agree more. It was ...

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Voted Yes on Vote #255 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, the chair of the committee has tabled this report today. It is a good report. The general consensus—with a few exceptions, of course—is that ...

Voted Yes on Vote #254 That this House do now adjourn.

Voted Yes on Vote #253 That the debate be now adjourned.

Voted Yes on Vote #252 That the Honourable Member for Mégantic—L'Érable be now heard.

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I have a great petition here from 100 or so members of my constituency, from Battlefords and North Battleford. The petitioners call on the ...

A month ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on The Canadian Steel Industry’s Ability to Compete Internationally All right, so they learned their lesson. David, you mentioned the trade remediation things that were in budget 2017. I agree with you it's a good ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on The Canadian Steel Industry’s Ability to Compete Internationally Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for your presentations today. I am sorry for the shortness of time. The one thing that strikes me is that there ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Return With regard to the Minister of International Trade authorizing supplementary import permits for all categories of dairy products, including butter and cheese between November 4, 2015, ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and The Canadian Steel Industry’s ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, gentlemen, for your very concise rundown on what's wrong. I know you have a lot more than that to say, ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, the Liberals left out the one thing Ukraine really wants, which is satellite imaging. The Minister of Foreign Affairs said in this House that ...

Spoke in the House on Preclearance Act, 2016 Mr. Speaker, it has been great to be a part of the debate here today. I had to get up and ask a question because Billy ...

Mentioned by Optimist Gerry Ritz talks NAFTA and trade issues at Chamber - The Battlefords News Trade issues were front and centre in a meeting between Battlefords-Lloydminster Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz and the Battlefords Chamber of Commerce. With Parliament in recess for the week, Ritz took the opportunity to hold meetings on a file that ...

Mentioned by Optimist Gerry Ritz to meet Chamber members on NAFTA - The Battlefords News Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz has been scheduled to meet the Chamber at a round table Feb. 28 during the noon hour. Ritz is the Conservative opposition critic for international trade. The round table will take place at the Chamber's offices at ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ambassador, thank you for your clear and concise insights. As we've discussed over the past year, the U.S. withdrawal certainly creates a ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, the committee has not done any work on China, and it is all about consultations until it should. The Liberals have turned the softwood ...

Mentioned by Meridian Booster MP Ritz talks importance of CETA, TPP, NAFTA trade negotiations Battlefords - Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz, opposition critic for International Trade, who has spent many years neck deep inside trade portfolios while he was agriculture minister, discussed some of the approved, lingering, and up-in-the-air deals on the ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Madam Speaker, NAFTA will be under renegotiation. The President has made that very clear. The outcome, of course, will be unknown. It is more imperative than ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and Briefing Session on the ... Yes, I understand that other countries.... China has talked about being there. Other countries are looking at it, such as South Korea and Colombia, and also ...

Spoke in the House on Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Mr. Speaker, Canadians welcomed the news today of the European parliament approving the comprehensive trade agreement between Canada and the EU. The House overwhelmingly approved CETA ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Pre-Study of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ambassador, gentlemen, thank you so much for the gift of your time and knowledge here today as we work toward carrying on ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Meridian Booster Battlefords - Lloydminster Conservative Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz. Meridian Booster File Photo It was a year of change for himself, according to Battlefords - Lloydminster Conservative Member of Parliament Gerry Ritz, after being swept to the opposition side of the aisle in 2015. Despite this, Ritz has stepped up to the task of holding the ...

Mentioned by Optimist Little Canada 150 funding in Conservative ridings - The Battlefords News 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 Canada 150 Fund as Pan-Canadian Signature Projects.” According to Battlefords MP Gerry Ritz, however ...

Introduced legislation Government bill C-48 An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

Introduced legislation Government bill C-30 An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures

Introduced legislation Government bill C-18 An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Introduced legislation Government bill C-18 An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts