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  1. Retaliation threat against U.S. meat-labelling real, but Ritz hopes it won't be neededRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | The Westerner

    CALGARY -- Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says it's time for the United States to come to terms with country-of-origin labelling rules. The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that the U.S. labelling requirement, known as COOL, violates that country's trade obligations.

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  2. Locals Versus Corporate Carbon Offsets in British ColumbiaRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Scientific American

    ... And last June, according to a release from Canada's agriculture department, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz met with Chinese officials to secure additional deals to increase beef, live cattle and hay exports to the Asian nation. "We're ...

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  3. U.S. lawmakers mount effort to avert trade war with Canada, MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Weyburn This Week

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, right, looks on as International Trade Minister Ed Fast responds to questions about trade with the United States during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says Canada and Mexico will ask the World Trade Organization to authorize retaliatory measures against the United States over that country's meat-labelling rules.

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  4. U.S. Wheat Growers Call For Equal Trade In CanadaRead the original story

    Yesterday | Agri Marketing

    U.S. WHEAT GROWERS CALL FOR EQUAL TRADE IN CANADA May 22, 2015 Source:Joint statement from the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates . Yesterday, U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers jointly called for improvements in Canada's treatment of U.S. wheat classes in a letter to Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Gerry Ritz, and Canadian Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast.

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  5. U.S Wheat Growers Call for Equal Trade in CanadaRead the original story

    Yesterday | PressReleasePoint

    Yesterday, U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers jointly called for improvements in Canada's treatment of U.S. wheat classes in a letter to Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Gerry Ritz, and Canadian Minister of International Trade, Ed Fast. While there has been positive collaboration between the two countries on wheat policy, the recent WTO Country of Origin Labeling decision concerning the labeling of meat highlights Canada's inconsistency on the issue of treatment of foreign agricultural products.

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  6. Five stories in the news today, May 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Nanaimo Daily News

    ... a second-degree murder conviction based on a shortage of aboriginal jury members. - Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will address a business luncheon in Calgary on the state of agriculture in the country.

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  7. COOL retaliation threat against U.S. real, but Ritz hopeful it won't be neededRead the original story

    Yesterday | Nanaimo Daily News

    Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says it's time for the United States to come to terms with country-of-origin labelling rules. The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that the U.S. labelling requirement, known as COOL, violates that country's trade obligations.

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  8. U.S. committee votes to repeal meat labelling law that cost Canadian producersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Brandon Sun

    ... be in a position to impose tariffs by the fall, after applying for permission from the WTO. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the penalties would amount to billions a year. The law was initially written at the behest of northern U.S. ranchers who ...

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  9. U.S. committee votes to repeal meat labelling lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | CottageCountryNow.ca

    ... be in a position to impose tariffs by the fall, after applying for permission from the WTO. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the penalties would amount to billions a year. The law was initially written at the behest of northern U.S. ranchers who ...

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  10. Congressional committee moves to avert trade war over meat labelling lawsRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Red Deer Advocate

    ... be seeking authorization from the WTO to take retaliatory measures against U.S. exports," Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said. The sponsors of the American bill sponsors expressed optimism that it would have enough votes to pass the House of ...

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  11. Source of Alberta mad cow infection close to discovery: Gerry RitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | CBC News

    A final report by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Alberta's 2015 BSE case is expected this summer. Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says investigators are narrowing down how an Alberta cow was infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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  12. Canadian Lawmakers Threaten To Impose Punitive Measures In Wake Of WTO's COOL RulingRead the original story

    Thursday | Agri Marketing

    CANADIAN LAWMAKERS THREATEN TO IMPOSE PUNITIVE MEASURES IN WAKE OF WTO'S COOL RULING May 21, 2015 CBC News reports: Lawmakers in Ottawa are threatening to impose punitive measures against the U.S. after winning a contentious trade dispute at the World Trade Organization over U.S. meat labelling laws that Canada says have cost the industry as much as $1 billion in lost sales each year. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Trade Minister Ed Fast addressed reporters on Tuesday a day after a WTO panel ruled in Canada's favour over a dispute with the U.S. about country-of-origin labeling on meat products dating back to 2008.

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  13. U.S. legislators ready to repeal meat labelling lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | CBC News

    ... be in a position to impose tariffs by the fall, after applying for permission from the WTO. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the penalties would amount to billions a year. The law was initially written at the behest of northern U.S. ranchers who ...

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  14. WTO sides with Canada and Mexico: COOL protectionist, discriminatoryRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | The Western Producer

    ... trade obligations. In a joint news release, May 18, Federal trade minister Ed Fast and agriculture minister Gerry Ritz issued the following statement. "For the fourth time, the WTO has ruled against the United States' COOL policy, reaffirming ...

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  15. Ottawa threatens retaliatory tariffs for dozens of U.S. goodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Globe and Mail

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, right, looks on as International Trade Minister Ed Fast responds to questions about trade with the United States during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, right, looks on as International Trade Minister Ed Fast responds to questions about trade with the United States during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

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  16. Tariffs on U.S. products could come after Canada wins WTO fight over meat labellingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | CBC News

    Lawmakers in Ottawa are threatening to impose punitive measures against the U.S. after winning a contentious trade dispute at the World Trade Organization over U.S. meat labelling laws that Canada says have cost the industry as much as $1 billion in lost sales each year. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Trade Minister Ed Fast addressed reporters on Tuesday a day after a WTO panel ruled in Canada's favour over a dispute with the U.S. about country-of-origin labeling on meat products dating back to 2008.

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  17. GOP seeks to repeal law requiring origin labels on beefRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | SFGate

    ... Press via AP) Packaged meat is seen at a grocery store Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Montreal. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says Canada and Mexico will ask the World Trade Organization to authorize retaliatory measures against the United States over ...

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  18. Canada plans retaliation against U.S. after WTO meat rulingRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Reuters

    May 18 Canada plans to seek permission to retaliate against U.S. imports after a World Trade Organization ruling that U.S. meat labeling laws are discriminatory, Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Monday. "In light of the final ruling, and due to the fact that the United States has continued to discriminate against Canadian livestock products, Canada will be seeking authority from the WTO to use retaliatory measures on U.S. agricultural and non-agricultural products," the minister said in a statement.

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  19. Canada says will defend dairy protection at Pacific trade talksRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | Reuters

    ... the chance of amending it. Opponents say the deal could hurt American workers. Last Friday Canadian Farm Minister Gerry Ritz said Vilsack was "proving that he is worth his weight in gold when it comes to deflecting away from the fact" that the ...

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  20. Election timing puts Canada gov't in bind on Pacific trade talksRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | Reuters

    ... "strategically disastrous", noting it could take five years for a second round to start. Canadian Farm Minister Gerry Ritz said on Friday that Canada would "certainly be there right till the bitter end" but he did not answer questions about ...

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