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Raw milkman Michael Schmidt files for appeal

After that whole hunger strike/willing to die/ready for jail drama, we have to admit we were a little underwhelmed when we heard that Michael Schmidt merely filed for an appeal through proper channels on Monday. The ex–dairy farmer was initially found not guilty of 13 charges relating to the sale of unpasteurized milk products and operating a plant without a licence, but that acquittal was overturned earlier this year when the Crown won an appeal. He was fined $9,150 and given a year’s probation, though Schmidt has refused to pay. His lawyer is arguing that Justice Peter Tetley misinterpreted the law and ignored several Charter violations. Read the entire story [National Post] »