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Decision on the Province’s appeal of Michael Schmidt raw milk acquittal has now been postponed til September 16th

From Don Crosby at the Owen Sound Sun Times:

“Raw milk crusader Michael Schmidt will have to wait a couple of more months to find out whether a judge will overturn his acquittal on 19 charges related to selling and distributing raw milk.

In January 2010 Justice of the Peace Paul Kowarsky ruled in Newmarket that Schmidt’s cow-share program for raw milk consumers did not violate provincial regulations meant to protect public health.

Kowarsky found that under Schmidt’s program, consumers became “part owners” of his dairy cows, so the system complied with the province’s Health Protection and Promotion Act. Continue reading

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“We can introduce new evidence and expand our constitutional argument…” — raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt

From Don Crosby, writing in the Owen Sound Sun Times:

“Michael Schmidt is claiming a partial victory in fighting an appeal by the provincial government to a court ruling that found the Durham raw milk crusader not guilty of violating the Healthy Protection and Promotion Act.

Schmidt is being allowed to introduce new evidence and the testimony of new witnesses during an upcoming appeal set for later this spring before a judge in the Ontario Court of Justice .

“We can introduce new evidence and expand our constitutional argument which is a major stepping stone for us,” he said during a recent interview while at farmer’s week in Elmwood. Continue reading

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