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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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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Bottoms up at Hy's post-budget soirée April 27, 2015

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Trudeau advisers Gerald Butts, left, Robert Asselin, Ekos pollster Frank Graves, Postmedia News' Stephen Maher, consultant Andrew Balfour and National Post's John Ivison.

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CTV's Mercedes Stephenson and Rob Rosenfeld of the U15-Group of Canadian Research Universities.

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Finance Minister and man of the hour, Joe Oliver, arriving in his New Balance sneakers.

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Health Minister Rona Ambrose's Director of Communications Cailin Rogers and Policy Director Trina Morisette with Greenbridge's Sheefra Brisbin.

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Joseph Finkle, consultant at National Public Relations, and Navigator Consultant Will Stewart.

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House Speaker Andrew Scheer and his chief of staff Kenzie Potter.

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Greenbridge's Patrick Dion and Sheefra Brisbin.

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Finance Canada Economist Heather Kay, Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Mary-Anne Carter, Gillian Frackelton, special assistant to Vicki Heyman, Kristina Martin of Capital Comms Group, and Bluesky Strategies' Shannon Donnelly.

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Liberal speechwriter Colin Horgan and Global's Laura Stone.

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Deputy Chief of Staff in the PMO Howard Anglin.

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Treasury Board President Tony Clement.

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Liberal Senator Dennis Dawson.

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Nanos Principal and Strategist Greg Weston.

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RX&D Lobbyist Sarah Douglas and The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello and Bea Vongdouangchanh.

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