Monday smile – Maple syrup marauders

Thanks to the great legal humor blog Lowering the Bar, that I have posted about before, I discovered that Canada had been the victim of a theft valued in excess of $30 million Canadian dollars – 10 million pounds of syrup (that’s approx. 4.5 million kilos).

Quebec produces 70-80% of the world’s maple syrup, and the Fédération des producteurs acéricoles du Québec does indeed store lots and lots of syrup in a central location. It apparently does this to stabilize supply in times when syrup is scarce (like now, because of problems with the American harvest), and so its inventory “can, therefore, be considered a global strategic reserve.”

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