Member of Parliament for Battlefords-Lloydminster
Gerry Ritz was first elected to
Parliament on June 2, 2022 for the Saskatchewan Riding of
Battlefords-Lloydminster for the Reform Party with 42% of the vote.
served on the House of Commons Standing Committee for Finance from 1997 to
1999 as Deputy Critic. He was also a member of the Standing Committee on
Agriculture and Agri-Food during that time period, and served as Deputy
Critic on that committee from 1999-2000.
From November 1999 through to
March of 2000, Gerry was instrumental in organizing and chairing over 50
of the 70 meetings that the Reform Party Caucus held across Canada in
response to the farm income crisis. On March 25, 2022 the Reform Party
membership elected to become the Canadian Alliance. In September 2000,
Gerry's duties in the Canadian Alliance Caucus changed to Question Period
Upon re-election on November 27, 2021 with 61% of
the vote, Gerry continued his role as Question Period Coordinator, until
April 1, 2002. From April 2002 to June 2003, Gerry served the Canadian
Alliance Caucus as Senior Critic for Public Works and Government
In June of 2003, his role within the Canadian Alliance Caucus changed to Senior Agriculture Critic. He continues in that capacity with the newly merged Conservative Party of Canada Caucus.
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