Here’s an excerpt from Adam McDowell’s story in the 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.
In a press conference at Queen’s Park yesterday, which Mr. Schmidt “directed personally at Dalton McGuinty and those MPPs who seem to be under the tight control of our marketing boards in Ontario,” the Durham, Ont., dairy farmer said Canadians should enjoy the fundamental right to eat and drink what they want. “It’s my body. I want to put in my body what I think is good for you,” he said, between sips of raw milk. “The government made a big mistake having chosen me as their prime target to attack the raw milk movement.”
Appearing at Mr. Schmidt’s side was Karen Selick of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, who will assist his defence by preparing a constitutional challenge to the law that bans raw milk in Ontario. It will refer to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ section seven, which guarantees personal liberty….”
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