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Ritz says agriculture 'backbone' of Canadian economy

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says he's putting the farmers first, but critics say the federal government's doing little about the farm income crisis.

Jake Wright, The Hill Times

Agriculture is the "backbone" of Canada's economy, says Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, whose top priority is to put farmers first after years of governments developing agriculture policy without input from farmers in the industry.

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Ritz says agriculture 'backbone' of Canadian economy

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says he's putting the farmers first, but critics say the federal government's doing little about the farm income crisis.

Jake Wright, The Hill Times

Agriculture is the "backbone" of Canada's economy, says Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, whose top priority is to put farmers first after years of governments developing agriculture policy without input from farmers in the industry.

  

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

The Hill Times photo by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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