More new from yesterday’s raw milk rallies across the country:
At least four people took to the streets of Saskatoon with these colourful posters.
I’m sure there must have been more to the Saskatoon rally than that, but we seem to be in a bit of a news blackout just now. We’d love to know more of what went on. Anyone? Email thebovine AT gmx DOT com. Thanks! Continue reading
Thanks to all the contributors; we’re still hoping to hear from a few more cities:
Raw milk and cookies; so good, so illegal -- from Victoria B.C. Photo: Kemal Holubeshen
First three Victoria pictures are from the Facebook album of Kemal Holubeshen
From co-organizer of the Victoria rally, Nadine Ijaz: “Some pics from our Victoria BC Food Freedom Rally today at the Legislature, with Shelby the cow with Kerry Van Wiltenburg, Shakti the cow with herdshare farmer Jan Steinman, four MLAS (Lana Popham, Jenny Kwan, Mike Farnworth and Nicholas Simons), local activists including Nadine E. Ijaz and Jackie Ingram, and about 85 others. Plus two public health officials filming Jan Steinman as he openly engages in civil disobedience by milking his goat and sharing the milk with a shareholder. We are hopeful on the Coast. Continue reading
From Charlene Bishop in Edmonton:
Poster for Nov. 23 raw milk events in Edmonton.
From Katy Helliwell (Regina):
OK, in Regina we are ready to go! Media and politicians in the know-check, posters made-check, speeches and speakers arranged-check, nice weather on its way-check so come on down to the Saskatchewan Legislature at noon on the 23rd. We need our collective voices to be heard so policies can begin to be reviewed and changed. Spread the word, see you there, thanks everyone!!
From Jan Steinman (Victoria, B.C.): Continue reading
From Margo McIntosh at Balance Your Apple (current as of Nov. 6):
“….November 23rd in Ontario – at 11 a.m. we are having a rally at Queens Park in Toronto – Michael is to bring a cow to milk (provided he is well). If he can’t we will find another farmer to do it. Organizers are Margo McIntosh at firstname.lastname@example.org and Charlotte VanGenechten at email@example.com Continue reading
Apparently people have been asking about a downloadable version of Michael Schmidt’s presentation on raw milk from the NFU convention in Saskatoon. Well, here it is. But to open and view it, you’ll need power point or an equivalent program on your computer.
Michael Schmidt joined other raw milk supporters in Vancouver last year for a rally.
Go to the foodrightsalliance.ca website to download the file from the link that looks like: Continue reading
Once again, here’s Ian Cumming, writing for the Ontario Farmer, this time about reactions to his speech on the problems with Canada’s dairy quota system (titled “The Bishops’ Control”):
Farmer and journalist, Ian Cumming, at the annual National Farmers Union convention in Saskatoon earlier this month, where he spoke on dairy supply management. Photo courtesy of Michael Schmidt
The line-ups at the two floor microphones in the Saskatoon hotel ballroom were pretty long, right after the four panel speakers – including me – had all finished our speeches concerning supply management at the NFU Canadian convention. Continue reading
Ian Cumming reports on this precedent-setting event for The Ontario Farmer:
Michael Schmidt and Dr. Buckingham seated to the right of the speaker. Photo via Michael Schmidt
“SASKATOON -Legalizing raw milk in Canada was the opening debate at the NFU Canadian convention, between Michael Schmidt, a raw milk shipper from Ontario and Dr. Robert Buckingham, Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan. Continue reading