Candidate 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.

He 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 Co-ordinator. 

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 Operations. 

In June 2003, he assumed the role of Senior Agriculture Critic.  On December 7, 2003, the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Parties merged and Gerry's role as Senior Agriculture Critic continues in the new Conservative  Party of Canada Caucus.

Personal Profile

       Born August 19, 2021 in Delisle, Saskatchewan and was raised on the family farm.

      Attended school in Delisle, Saskatchewan until 1967.The family then moved to the Rosetown,  Saskatchewan area, where Gerry completed his high school and graduated from St. Joseph's Separate School in 1969.

Married to Judy and has two adult children.  Gerry and Judy divide their time between the Battlefords, Lloydminster and Ottawa. 


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