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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.

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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
Friday, October 24, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lockdown on the Hill, Oct. 22 Oct. 22, 2014

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MPs on Wednesday morning at the corner of Metcalfe and Wellington streets outside the Langevin Block, where the prime minister has an office, across the street from Parliament Hill. They include Rosane Doré Lefebvre, far left, Hélène Laverdière, second from right, and Charlie Angus, far right. 

Anne Marie Creskey

NDP MP Charlie Angus and other MPs wait in front of the prime minister's office at Langevin Block, after leaving the Hill on Wednesday morning. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police Service officers on Parliament Hill at around 10:45 a.m.

Anne Marie Creskey

Ottawa Police cars on Wellington Street in front of the Hill on the morning of the attack.

Anne Marie Creskey

An armoured police vehicle on Metcalfe Street headed toward the Hill.

Anne Marie Creskey

More police arrive on Wellington Street.

Anne Marie Creskey

RCMP officers on Sparks Street between Elgin and Metcalfe streets on Wednesday morning. Surroundings buildings were locked down and later evacuated. 

Anne Marie Creskey

Reporters and camera crews are pushed back to the corner of Sparks and Metcalfe streets.

Anne Marie Creskey

The prime minister's office in the Langevin Block is evacuated.

Anne Marie Creskey

Police with a stretcher on Sparks Street.

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