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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] »

  • danielle

    Oh c’mon, are you for real? The man fought 100X than most of us lazy, contented, consumer-mad and indifferent bums would have for most of the things we supposedly passionately believe in. He’s an old man working in a damned hard field of work, not collecting a nifty paycheck whilst sitting in front of a computer screen. I have so little patience for that kind of jaded b.s.