Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board

Gerry Ritz
Battlefords-Lloydminster (Saskatchewan)

Gerry Ritz was first elected to Parliament in 1997. He was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011. He was named Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism) in January 2007 and appointed Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board in August 2007.

During the course of his career, Mr. Ritz has run his own farming operation, owned and operated a general contracting business and co-owned a weekly newspaper.

Mr. Ritz also has a long history of community involvement including work with the Rosetown Economic Development Committee, the Knights of Columbus and coaching children’s hockey.

Mr. Ritz and his wife, Judy, live at Brightsand Lake. They have two children.


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