This just in from Gordon Watson in Vancouver:
“Two weeks ago the Fraser Health Authority brought on a Petition in the Supreme Court of BC for an Order to have our private dairy shut down. We prevailed in that round. Had Madame Justice Gropper believed that the milk produced by our cows was an imminent threat to the health of the public, she certainly would have issued an injunction at the end of the hearing. But she didn’t.
No doubt the single biggest factor which influenced her was the Reasons for Judgment in the case of Regina versus Michael Schmidt, in which he’d been acquitted on charges of selling raw milk, contrary to the laws of Ontario. Early in the going on the day of our hearing, I handed up to the judge those Reasons. I’m sure the presence of Michael Schmidt, sitting in Court with us, had an impact on her, too. Continue reading