Poll results show 7 out of 10 Ontario residents think people should be allowed to buy raw milk

The Toronto Sun reports on a poll from April of 2010:

“…Polling also shows the McGuinty government was at odds with the public in its pursuit of raw milk activist Michael Schmidt.

Seven in 10 Ontarians say people should be allowed to buy it legally despite the fact most of them think it may pose a health threat.

Almost three in 10 Ontarians say they have tried the product, and those most interested in drinking it tend to be middle-aged rural men.

The poll was done shortly after McGuinty publicly supported his government’s appeal of Schmidt’s court victory in his on-going battle with the province.”

By ANTONELLA ARTUSO AND JONATHAN JENKINS, TORONTO SUN

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6 responses to “Poll results show 7 out of 10 Ontario residents think people should be allowed to buy raw milk

  1. What does it matter? If 9 out of 10 thought milk should be illegal, would that change the fact that you have an inalienable right to eat what you wish?

    You must think that we live in a a f*&*ing democracy.

    • It matters because the elected officials are always looking at the next election — and what their opponent might use against them.

      Now, to find someone to oppose McGuinty who also opposes the ban on raw milk.

  2. As Tom Woods recently observed,,,,, I am living in a world of zombies.
    Non sequitur after non sequitur after non sequitur…..

  3. Pingback: Poll results show 7 out of 10 Ontario residents think people should be allowed to buy raw milk (via The Bovine) « 3 Wheeled Cheese

  4. thebovine

    “This could be a bigger election issue than we think.” says Michael Schmidt.

    Where are those conservative strategists when we need them?

    See this earlier post in which we muse on raw milk and the coming election in more detail: https://thebovine.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/the-politics-of-raw-milk-in-ontario/

  5. thebovine

    Thanks to Karen Selick for bringing this story to our attention.

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