The latest from Gordon Watson (story and photos):
The attempt by Fraser Health to shut down our cowshare fell short: we came out of court this afternoon with no decision.
For three hours, Madame Justice Gropper listened to both sides, then pronounced “judgment is reserved”. That means she’s going away to think about it. I confirmed with the Court clerk that she has not set a date to return to Court.
For now, our cowshare is ‘not unlawful’.
The day started with about a hundred people – especially, lots of beautiful healthy milk-fed children – in the square outside the Law courts listening to Michael Schmidt. After the long day of court, he addressed a meeting of about 50 more. Suffice to say : the man is a genius. Our very good fortune is that a couple of our shareholders captured his presentation on video. It’s one of the highlights of this Campaign for REAL MILK.
More analysis to follow when we all catch up on our sleep. Alice Jongerden’s guess is that this judge will not come back with her decision until after the 30 days expires during which the Crown may appeal the ruling in Michael Schmidt’s case. I sure hope so…. Every single day the Health Authority is aware of our private dairy, but doesn’t send out armed men with loaded guns to physically stop us, is tacit admission that raw milk from our herd is not a threat to the health of the Public. Q. E. D.
Gordon S Watson, Justice Critic, Party of Citizens