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Conservative MP for Battlefords—Lloydminster (Saskatchewan)

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

Today

Mentioned by Optimist Klassen in running for Conservative nomination - The Battlefords News The race is on to determine who the Conservative nominee will be to replace Gerry Ritz as MP in Battlefords-Lloydminster. Declaring his intentions on Monday was Aron Klassen, a Lloydminster local business owner, who announced in a news release that he ...

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter I apologize for the use of Barbie, it is not reflective of the role the Minister plays

Posted on Twitter @shaunhaney @rgstone1 @modernfarmer @JohnStraathof @Shawridgefarm @brownbarrie @timbridge They will have 6 hours

Posted on Twitter @RobinBall1961 @Polkameister @ExpatJake Of course CWB not sold. Became largest partner in G3 that is now growing. B… https://t.co/iwAWw5bPWr

Posted on Twitter @jdobbin @davidakin @FinanceCanada What?

Posted on Twitter @jdobbin @davidakin @FinanceCanada Utopia!

Posted on Twitter @hugewalleye @agronicole @Bill_Morneau Listeners do that I hear

This week

Mentioned by Western Producer Letters to the editor – September 14, 2017 So there we have it. Battlefords-Lloydminster MP and former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz gets to ride off into the sunset after telling the world his version of saving the world (or at least western grain farming) by ending the CWB. Unfortunately ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) With perks and punishments, Scheer tries to keep the CPC coalition together Late last week, long-time Saskatchewan member of Parliament Gerry Ritz announced he was calling it a career — that he would not be returning to his House of Commons seat when Parliament resumes. My first thought was that he'd be taking a page from ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) With perks and punishments, Scheer tries to keep the CPC coalition together Late last week, long-time Saskatchewan member of Parliament Gerry Ritz announced he was calling it a career — that he would not be returning to his House of Commons seat when Parliament resumes. My first thought was that he'd be taking a page from ...

Mentioned by Optimist Scheer, Anderson pay tribute to Ritz - The Battlefords News Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is among those paying tribute to outgoing Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz who has resigned his seat in the House of Commons this week. Scheer issued a statement in which he publicly thanked Ritz for his ...

Mentioned by Meridian Booster Ritz retires after two decades Battlefords-Lloydminster member of Parliament Gerry Ritz announced his plans to resign his seat after 20 years in federal politics. The Conservative MP made the announcement via social media on Thursday. “Timing is everything,” Ritz told the Meridian ...

A month ago

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... Good. Thank you. Moving on, I saw your speech this morning. In the last few days you talked about labour and environmental clauses being very important ...

Three months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Voted Yes on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Voted Yes on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I do not disagree with what the chair of the committee said, but I just want to underscore a couple of points that we ...

Spoke in the House on Transportation Modernization Act Mr. Speaker, there are a number of issues. The minister quoted the Alberta Wheat Commission saying how much it looks forward to this, but it says ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Firearms Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate my colleague's bringing forward this timely piece of legislation. I just renewed my PAL. It was going to be up again in ...

Spoke in the House on International Trade Mr. Speaker, since the U.S. withdrew, high-level TPP discussions have continued in Chile, here in Canada, Vietnam, and will happen next in July in Japan. The ...

Spoke in the House on Consular Affairs It is just 15 months late, and they are finally getting around to meeting with Amy, Mr. Speaker. That is just not good enough. Frankly, Canadians ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply That is not true.

Spoke in the House on Consular Affairs Madam Speaker, privacy has been out the window for the last 13 months. The family and the Changs deserve a lot better from the government. They ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Carlo, thank you for that. We had that little discussion at the beginning of the meeting. I've been saying that exact thing ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Chair, it is a good thing that it is moving forward, but Japan is actually asking Canada to help it co-chair to help it lead ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... Exactly. It's so important that we don't get behind the U.S. and Mexico when it comes to regulations, red tape, taxation, all these different things. How ...

Spoke at the Agriculture committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under Canadian Dairy Commission, Vote 1 under ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Ladies and gentlemen, Minister, it's good to see you here today. It's like old home week. You mentioned maintaining the crop logistics ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... Yes, that's what I thought. Anyway, say hi to your dad. It's always good to chat with you guys. On the beef side, we've learned a ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... Good, thank you. The one thing government never does well is work at the speed of commerce. We have all these silos, and even when you ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade ... Oh, it's yours. I should have known you were the smarter one. To follow up, Dan, you talked about the timeliness of this. When you are ...

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 ...

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