Love him or hate him, Ritz carving a legacy with tenure as ag minister

Next week, Aug. 13, Gerry Ritz marks his fifth anniversary as federal agriculture minister, making him the second-longest serving minister since Eugene Whelan finished his almost-11-year run in 1984. More incredibly, Ritz becomes the longest-serving Conservative agriculture minister since Robert Weir, who had the misfortune of serving more than 75 years ago during the Depression […] Read more

Speech abroad unlikely to impress retirees

There are right ways and wrong ways to do certain important things. For example, if you are going to break up with someone, it’s generally accepted that doing so face to face is significantly more respectful than, say, e-mailing. It’s also better than breaking bad news during a speech delivered on the other side of […] Read more