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Dairy Farmers looking for new top lobbyist as sector faces challenges

Executive director Richard Doyle is known across party lines as one of the most influential lobbyists, but his time on Parliament Hill is coming to an end this month.

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Richard Doyle has spent 38 years lobbying the federal government on behalf of the Dairy Farmers of Canada. His retirement comes at a time when the dairy lobby is shifting to respond to international trade deals and new consumer demands.

For the first time in almost two decades the Dairy Farmers of Canada are looking for a new leader, with stalwart Richard Doyle retiring this month at a time when his principal legacy, supply management, is increasingly under attack.

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Dairy Farmers looking for new top lobbyist as sector faces challenges

Executive director Richard Doyle is known across party lines as one of the most influential lobbyists, but his time on Parliament Hill is coming to an end this month.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Richard Doyle has spent 38 years lobbying the federal government on behalf of the Dairy Farmers of Canada. His retirement comes at a time when the dairy lobby is shifting to respond to international trade deals and new consumer demands.

For the first time in almost two decades the Dairy Farmers of Canada are looking for a new leader, with stalwart Richard Doyle retiring this month at a time when his principal legacy, supply management, is increasingly under attack.

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, May 25, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Canadian talent centre stage at SOCAN Hill reception May 19, 2015

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The crowd dancing and singing along to Alex Nevsky's performance, in the Aboriginal Peoples Committee room.
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Liberal MP Stéphane Dion, SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, President of the SOCAN Board of Directors Stan Meissner, and SOCAN Chief Quebec Affairs Officer Geneviève Côté, pictured May 12 at the event.
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Conservative MP Gord Brown, chair of the House Canadian Heritage Committee.
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NDP MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Pierre Nantel take a selfie during the concert.
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Canadian performing artist Sarah Slean.
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DFATD Director General Marcel Lebleu, Environics Communications' Louis-Charles Roy, Alex Nevsky, and ESDC's Philippe Bernier-Arcand.
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Back Row: Stéphane Dion, Sarah Slean, Mr. Brown, Eric Baptiste, Pierre Nantel, Stan Meissner, James Cowan. Front Row: Marc Ouellette, Geneviève Côté, Alex Nevsky, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Gabriel Gratton.
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Gabriel Gratton, Laurence Lafond-Beaulne, and Alex Nevsky performing.
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Liberal MP Rodger Cuzner, SOCAN's Geneviève Côté, and Liberal MP Mark Eyking.
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Sarah Slean and NDP MP Tyrone Benskin.
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Conservative MP Terrence Young, SOCAN's Stan Meissner, and Eric Baptiste.
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Tom Mulcair's current, and former chiefs of staff Alain Gaul and Raoul Gébert, with SOCAN's Eric Baptiste.
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Sen. Cowan, Sarah Slean, and Stan Meissner.
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Environics Communications' Alex Bushell, with NDP MPs Carol Hughes and Djaouida Sellah.
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Alex Nevsky and Environics Communications' Greg MacEachern.

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