2017 Harvest

2017 Harvest

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

R. v. Schmidt Unpasteurized Milk Decision now posted online

The decision of the Ontario Court of Justice last week acquitting Ontario farmer Michael Schmidt of all charges relating to the sale of unpasteurized milk is now available online at:
http://www.canlii.org/en/on/oncj/doc/2010/2010oncj9/2010oncj9.html
(Schmidt himself had posted a copy of the decision on his website, but the file size of this publicly available copy is much smaller)

You might find His Worship Kowarsky's comments at the very end of the decision (paragraphs 185 and 186) of particular interest. He makes a point of explaining what his decision does not do: it does make it legal to market unpasteurized milk; it does not invalidate Ontario's milk marketing legislation, etc.