|September 13, 2011
Raw Milk Decision Expected on Friday September 16
NEWMARKET, ON: Dairy farmer Michael Schmidt will find out on Friday, September 16, 2011 whether the Ontario Court of Justice will uphold or reverse last year’s “not guilty” verdict on 19 charges relating to the distribution of raw milk.
Schmidt’s lawyer is Karen Selick, Litigation Director with the Canadian Constitution Foundation. She expects to receive the decision of Justice Peter Tetley by fax on the morning of September 16, 2011.
November, 2006—Schmidt’s farm is raided by 24 armed officers from OPP and Ministry of Natural Resources
January 26 to February 4, 2009—Schmidt’s trial is held in Newmarket, Ontario
January 21, 2010—Justice of the Peace Paul Kowarsky pronounces Schmidt “not guilty” on all 19 charges
February, 2010—Appeals launched by Ministry of Natural Resources and Grey Bruce Health Unit
April 13, 2011—Appeal argued before Justice Peter Tetley, Ontario Court of Justice
The Canadian Constitution Foundation is an independent, non-profit registered charitable organization whose mission is to defend the constitutional freedoms of Canadians through education, communication and litigation.
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For more information, contact:
Karen Selick, Litigation Director, Canadian Constitution Foundation
888-695-9105 x. 104 or KSelick@CanadianConstitutionFoundation.ca