This is what Brett Campbell is expected to say at the trial, disclosed in advance to defendant Michael Schmidt and passed on by Mr. Schmidt to The Bovine:
I am an investigator with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and I am presently assigned to investigate matters on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs.
On August 11, 2006 I was assigned to assist with investigation that was ongoing involving the defendant Mr. Michael Schmidt, his farm operation known as Glencolton Farms and the suspicion of whether or not Mr. Schmidt was responsible for producing, packaging and distributing unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized milk products. The initial investigation was handled by my partner Susan Atherton, but she became ill and I was requested to assist.
Prior to August 11, 2006, I assisted in the investigation in a minor role on the following dates: Continue reading