Daily Archives: February 17, 2010

Video of Premier Dalton McGuinty’s response to Michael Schmidt’s press conference statement on CTV news

Here’s a video clip of Dalton McGuinty’s response to Michael Schmidt’s news conference statement, as found on the CTV website:

Dalton McGuinty's response, captured on video. From CTV. Click image to go there.

Otherwise CTV is running the Canadian Press story we’ve seen elsewhere:

“The province is right to appeal a verdict in favour of raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt because of ongoing public health concerns, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday, while the farmer called the move another example of a government intent on interfering with personal freedoms. Continue reading

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Raw milk farmer to continue fight

Here’s an excerpt from Adam McDowell’s story in the National Post:

Michael Schmidt stops mid-press conference for a sip of raw milk. Aaron Lynett / National Post

“Responding to the province’s appeal last week of his January acquittal on 19 charges relating to his distribution of raw dairy products, Ontario farmer Michael Schmidt said he will continue to fight for the right of Canadians to drink the kind of milk they want — taking the case all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada if necessary. Continue reading

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Canadian Press begins report on raw milk news conference with a response quoted from Premier Dalton McGuinty

Here’s an excerpt from yesterday’s story from by Romina Maurino, of The Canadian Press titled “McGuinty defends appeal of raw milk verdict as farmer calls it persecution“:

Photographer capturing image of Michael Schmidt imbibing while Karen Selick presents at yesterday's news conference at Queen's Park, discussing the Province's decison to appeal the raw milk verdict.

“TORONTO – The province is right to appeal a verdict in favour of raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt because of ongoing public health concerns, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday, while the farmer called the move another example of a government intent on interfering with personal freedoms. Continue reading

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Toronto Sun reports raw milk advocate Michael Schmidt has received two death threats since his acquittal last month

Since yesterday’s news conference at Queen’s Park, the Toronto Sun has posted a story and video on their website. Excerpt:

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“A Durham farmer who is heading a raw milk revolution says he has received two death threats since his acquittal last month for breaching 19 provincial laws. Continue reading

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