“Michael Schmidt said Friday he expects to hear in two or three weeks if he will be able to introduce more evidence at the Crown appeal of his acquittal of charges linked to the distribution of raw milk.
Schmidt said the point was argued Thursday in a courtroom in Newmarket, Ont., where he was acquitted in January of 19 charges laid under the province’s public health regulations, the Ontario Milk Act and the Health Protection and Promotion Act.”
The charges were laid after a raid at his Glencolton Farm near Durham in late 2006.
During a six-day trial in provincial offences court that ended in February 2009, Schmidt contested his guilt under both the current legislation and under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. He argued that the ban on raw milk sales violates the guarantee of life, liberty and security of the person and the equality and nondiscrimination clauses of the charter….”