Former federal Ag-Minister Gerry Ritz is getting out of politics.
And he’s doing it later today…..
He told Real Agriculture he’s missed a lot of time with his family over the years—–but says you cant be in politics without that support:
“Having said that, they’ve been a wealth of support for me. You cant do it without that–you know–7 elections that I ran in–and before that—I was a campaign manager. A lot of work has gone into this federal scene—certainly a worthwhile project—Canada is a great country—and its important we maintain it at that level.”
Ritz says he has nothing planned at the moment–nothing lined up—he just wants to re-connect with his family.
Ritz has been in politics for a very long time—including his stint as Ag Minister from 2007 to 2015.