January 24, 2020

Chilliwack poultry producer’s $130,000 fight with the CFIA earns him a red-tape award

The Chilliwack Progress


January 23, 2020

Anyone who runs a small business in Canada has experienced the frustration of jumping through hoops, ducking under red tape, and leaping regulatory hurdles.

But Chilliwack poultry farmer Ken Falk has an example of government over-regulation so over the top, so egregious, it received one of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’s 2020 Paperweight Awards highlighting the worst examples of over-regulation facing Canadian businesses.

Falk runs Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry in Yarrow. The company fills hundreds of orders a week for chicken, duck and goose to buyers all over British Columbia. What exactly those buyers do with that product is, of course, a mystery to Falk and, frankly, none of his business.

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