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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Reasons for Decision in Michael Schmidt raw milk case released

The Reasons for Decision of Justice P.D. Tetley in the Michael Schmidt raw milk case are now available at: R. v. Schmidt.  Schmidt had been acquitted of all charges against him by a Justice of the Peace, but that decision has now been overturned and he has been convicted on 15 of 19 charges against him under the Provincial Offences Act (see my recent post).  The POA charges arose from alleged violations of the Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H-7 (17 counts) and the Milk Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M-12 (2 counts).  Counsel for the parties have been asked to confer with the trial coordinator to set a date for sentencing of Mr. Schmidt.