Daily Archives: October 22, 2008

Nor sleet, nor snow, nor….

I'm watching. But where's that guy who comes out and attaches a stovepipe to the side of the bus?

Where's that guy who comes out and attaches a stovepipe to the side of the bus?

Unlike Rosa Parks, the people here don't seem to mind having to go to the back of the bus.

Unlike Rosa Parks, the people here don't seem to mind going to the back of the bus.

A man emerges from the bus carrying a cooler.

A man emerges from the bus carrying a cooler.

Surveillance photos seem to indicate that Glencolton Farms cow-share holders may still have been getting a liquid white substance in glass bottles from a blue bus in a church parking lot in Maple on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, the day after Michael Schmidt was found “in contempt” by Justice Boswell at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Newmarket. Business as usual?

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344 readers comment on raw milk at CBCnews.ca

CBC TV crew on location at the Newmarket courthouse Monday Oct 20

CBC TV crew on location at the Newmarket courthouse Monday Oct 20

In case you were wondering what “the people” think about the whole raw milk issue and Michael Schmidt’s role in it, you could do worse than working your way through the 344 comments posted over the last day or so on the cbcnews.ca website. I’m not going to pretend to have read and evaluated all 344 comments to choose the very best to excerpt here, so I’m depending on cbc reader recommendations to winnow them down. Beyond that I’ve selected for “humourous”, “well written”, “revealing” and “probably true”. This is not intended as a representative sampling. and yes, some commenters did oppose the idea of raw milk drinking, typically either because they thought it would increase health care costs or undermine the supply management system. So here are a few selected comments out of the total, which by now is 345: Continue reading

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Canadian Chef’s Congress asks Ontario Government to cease harassing Michael Schmidt and begin constructive dialog

In Support of Constructive Dialogue

On September 21and 22, 2008, Michael Stadtlaender hosted the first ever Canadian Chefs Congress at his farm in Singhampton Ontario.

400 of the best Canadian chefs, artisan food producers, wineries and breweries attended the two day event with the following mission:

The Canadian Chefs’ Congress connects chefs to our land in solidarity with farmers, fishers, gardeners, foragers and all artisanal food producers. Continue reading

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