Well, that “next week” in which we were to hear the outcome of the province’s appeal of Michael Schmidt’s raw milk acquittal is nearly over. Will we in fact hear today? Or will it be postponed further into the future? The suspense is building.
The publication of the appeal ruling has already been postponed twice. The first time it was postponed to September 16th, and most recently til “sometime next week”. And now that’s this week.
No court appearance was requested for purposes of hearing the ruling. It remains unclear just how the ruling will be delivered, whether by email, fax, phone, courier, or personal messenger.
But as soon as we on The Bovine hear news of the results, you can be sure we will be sharing it with our readers. So check back later in the day. We may have important news.
Either way the ruling goes, it will be significant for the health of people in Ontario, and for that matter, right across Canada. And no doubt this case is also being closely watched by raw milk advocates and regulators south of the border.
Justice Kowarsky made history with his landmark ruling in January 201o. Will this appeal ruling attempt to turn back the clock on that, or will it take us into the future? We may know today.