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  1. Death of an old, absurd CWB myth, but perhaps the birth of a legitimate new hopeRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | The Western Producer

    ... elements, like pooling and farmer equity in the entity. It was fitting to have federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz make the G3-CWB announcement, because many of the people making the disingenuous or out-to-lunch claims that the CWB could survive ...

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  2. Canadian Wheat Board suddenly not so CanadianRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | My Manitoba.com

    ... now just a memory, tossed aside by the Conservative government of Stephen Harper and his Saskatchewan henchman, Gerry Ritz. The board lost its marketing monopoly four years ago, but under the leadership of a hardworking Aussie named Ian White, they ...

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  3. Canada moves to privatize wheat board with majority stake saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Big News Network.com

    ... owned subsidiary of Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC). Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says while G3 will own 50.1 percent of the CWB, Canadian farmers will have the chance to participate in the ownership of the ...

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  4. Ritz locks farmers out, hands CWB keys to Bunge and Saudi king's fundRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 15 | PressReleasePoint

    "Today Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced that G3, a joint venture owned by two foreign corporations, Bunge and the Saudi investment company SALIC, is the beneficiary of CWB privatization. With this, the Conservative government has accomplished the biggest transfer of wealth away from farmers in the history of Canada," said Jan Slomp, National Farmers Union President.

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  5. From right, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Ian White and Karl Gerrand.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    From right: Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Ian White of the Canadian Wheat Board and Karl Gerrand, president and CEO of G3 speak in Winnipeg Wednesday on the commercialization process for the CWB. A deal was announced Wednesday for a newly formed entity called G3 Global Grains to acquire 50.1 per cent of the CWB for $250 million.

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  6. New joint group acquires 50.1 per cent of former CWBRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    From right: Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Ian White of the Canadian Wheat Board and Karl Gerrand, president and CEO of G3 speak in Winnipeg Wednesday on the commercialization process for the CWB. A deal was announced Wednesday for a newly formed entity called G3 Global Grains to acquire 50.1 per cent of the CWB for $250 million.

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  7. Stronger CWB Increases Competition in Grain SectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Market Wire

    Today Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Government of Canada approval of a deal reached between CWB and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector. With this deal, the Government has fully delivered on its commitment to Marketing Freedom by increasing marketing choice for Western Canadian grain farmers.

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  8. Canadian Supreme Court will not hear CWB caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | World-Grain

    ... once again upholds Western Canadian farmers' right to marketing freedom," said Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. "The overwhelming majority of farmers have embraced the new economic opportunities created by marketing freedom and are taking ...

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  9. SCOC rejects part of Friends' lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Regina Leader Post

    ... and awarded costs to the Crown, the federal government said in a press release on Thursday. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said Thursday's ruling by the Supreme Court "once again upholds western Canadian farmers' right to marketing freedom." "The ...

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  10. Supreme Court won't hear farmers' appeal of $17B wheat board lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | CBC News

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz talks about the end of the Canadian Wheat Board's Prairie grain monopoly in the summer of 2012. Today, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from farmers seeking an estimated $17 billion over changes to the wheat board.

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  11. Supreme Court Ruling on Marketing FreedomRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | PortStanleyNews.com

    ... of Canada once again upholds Western Canadian farmers' right to marketing freedom," says Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. "The overwhelming majority of farmers have embraced the new economic opportunities created by marketing freedom and are taking ...

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  12. Supreme Court won't hear appeal of group seeking to sue Ottawa over CWBRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | GlobalNews

    ... right of the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board to proceed with that part of the lawsuit. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said the Supreme Court's decision not to hear the appeal upholds western Canadian farmers' right to marketing freedom. "The ...

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  13. Tackling the terrorist threat at homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Prince Albert Daily Herald

    A roundtable discussion is held at Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback's office, with Hoback at the head of the table and fellow Conservative MP Gerry Ritz at the opposite head. Gathering insights into local emergency preparedness on Wednesday, Randy Hoback affirmed that Prince Albert is ahead of the curve in terrorism prevention.

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  14. Gov't ends rail targetsRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 2 | The Western Producer

    ... country elevators across the West.a In a joint statement issued last weekend, federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz and federal transport minister Lisa Raitt said overall grain movements have improved.a Projected grain carryouts ...

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  15. Farm groups unprepared for new governmentRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 2 | The Western Producer

    ... or farmers to ask questions. It was all carefully stage managed.a Certainly, agriculture minister Gerry Ritz is accessible and approachable, so Harper can perhaps be forgiven for trying to avoid controversy. a Even with his approach, ...

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  16. Japanese buyers willing to wait for quality wheatRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 2 | The Western Producer

    ... It just isn't there. Hopefully Mother Nature will be kinder to us next year." Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was with Dahl in Japan, and Dahl said the government's action to force better rail service had been noticed. "They do understand ...

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  17. Cheers from farmers for new wheat board legislationRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2011 | Times-Herald

    One of the farmers who cheered the end of the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly on western wheat and barley sales once hauled grain across the border illegally so he didn't have to go through the marketing agency.Paul Belcheff, who farms in Margo, Sask., was fined for that act of defiance, but legislation that passed in Ottawa late Thursday means he now has the right to sell wherever he wants. "Now I'm going to have the same rights to market my grain for the highest price, the same right as the farmer in Ontario has,'' said Belcheff, who gathered with other producers along with Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz on a farm near Balgonie, Sask., on Friday.

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  18. Ontario FarmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | The Ontario Farmer Daily

    March 31, 2015 - Member of Parliament Dean Allison, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced recently an investment of $143,260 to the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to conduct research into improving the use of biological controls for pest and disease management for the Canadian greenhouse sector. This investment will enable the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to deliver effective new and existing biocontrol products such as biopesticide treatments, demonstrate efficient spraying and trapping techniques, and develop a framework for growers to adopt more biological pest management practices.

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  19. Canada will not renew mandated rail volume requirementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | World-Grain

    Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz on March 28 announced that Canada will not renew its requirement for Canadian National Railway Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company to transport minimum volumes of grain by rail after the current Order in Council expires on March 28, 2015. On March 7, 2014, the government mandated volume requirements for moving grain by CN and CP each week, and required the railways to report on those weekly shipments.

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  20. Ottawa not renewing minimum grain rail movement requirementRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | Southwest Booster

    Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced that the Government of Canada will not renew its requirement for Canadian National Railway Company and Canadian Pacific Railway Company to transport minimum volumes of grain by rail after the current Order in Council expires on March 28. A year ago, the government took the unprecedented step of mandating volume requirements for moving grain by rail to protect Canada's farmers and maintain its reputation as a reliable grain shipper. As a result, Canada's overall grain exports have improved and the projected carry-out going into this new crop year is within the average range historically.

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