The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) installed surveillance cameras on a property of one local farmer in Canada. The problem arose when he decided to remove them from his property.
Michael Schmidt was put to jail because of this. He is being accused of stealing government property.
He decided to remove the cameras and contacted the police to determine who put those cameras on his property. After he refused to give the cameras to the police, he was arrested and accused of theft.
It is believed that his business of producing raw milk for 21 years led him into this position. He has been under constant harassment by the local authorities.
He was even accused of violating provincial prohibitions on raw milk sale, but the charges were dropped. His property was even raided several times.
The government even forced him to sell Glencolton Farms to the club for which he was producing raw milk. He was only allowed to continue his business as a manager.
Schmidt is convinced that the government is doing everything they can to prevent him from doing his job under false accusations.
The Canadian Constitution Foundation decided to help Schmidt raise funds for legal expenses.
A co-owner of Glencolton Farms Marta Bak stated that people will continue to buy foods from farmers of their own choosing. Government has no right to influence their decision on how to spend their money.