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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.

  

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Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Manning Networking Conference 2015 - Day 1 panels March 6, 2015

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Former Conservative Cabinet minister Chuck Strahl opens up the first day of panel discussions.

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The crowd at the Manning Centre Networking conference on March 6.

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The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Rex Murphy

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Finance Minister Joe Oliver spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

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Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Manning Centre board member Robin Martin and Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Michael Binnion spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

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Former Conservative Cabinet minister Monte Solberg spoke on a panel about market-based environmental conservation.

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The crowd.

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Summa Strategies' Jim Armour, Preston Manning, National Post's John Ivison and the Toronto Stars' Susan Delacourt speak about the results of a new niational public opinion survey.

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National Post columnist John Ivison.

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Toronto Star reporter Susan Delacourt

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The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
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Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski speaks to Manning Centre Networking Conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.
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Alberta Premier Jim Prentice talks to Manning Centre Networking conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.

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