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CCF media advisory — Farmer Michael Schmidt back in court over raw milk

This is what the Canadian Constitution Foundation sent out to the media on Monday. Let’s see who shows up at the courthouse today. We are in the middle of an election after all and some may be preoccupied with that.

Michael Schmidt Back in Court over Raw Milk

NEWMARKET, ON: Dairy farmer Michael Schmidt will return to the Ontario Court of Justice on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 to fight the Ontario government’s appeal of his acquittal on charges relating to the distribution of raw milk.

Schmidt was pronounced “not guilty” on January 21, 2010 of all 19 counts against him. Justice of the Peace Paul Kowarsky held that there was “no evidence before me whatsoever that any person ever became ill” as a result of consuming the unpasteurized milk they obtained through Schmidt’s private cow‐share arrangement. Continue reading

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