MP Strahl Stands Up for Local Farmer in Question Period
CHILLIWACK – Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Hope, asked the Liberal government the following question for Chilliwack poultry farmer Ken Falk in the virtual House of Commons today:
“When the Canada Food Inspection Agency falsely accused Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry of illegally shipping product across provincial boundaries, they told the owner to just admit he was guilty and pay the fine.”
“But Ken Falk refused, fought back and was found not guilty of all charges.”
“Now the government is refusing to pay back his over $100,000 in legal fees and won’t even tell him how to avoid being falsely charged again.”
“Why are the Liberals running roughshod over this hardworking Canadian farmer?”
MP Strahl was highly unsatisfied with the weak response from the Liberal Minister of Agriculture.
“What Mr. Falk has endured is unfair and unjust,” concluded MP Strahl. “Unfortunately, the Minister’s response was to say that the Canada Food Inspection Agency was working well for our farmers. I’m sure Mr. Falk would beg to differ.”
To watch the video of the exchange in Question Period, visit MP Strahl’s Facebook page.