Why Does Canada Have a Maple Syrup Cartel?

In keeping with the sugary theme this evening, an interesting story from north of the American border. Who knew you could even steal $18 million in maple syrup?

(From Libertarian Republic)

Apparently Canada is to maple syrup what Saudi Arabia is to oil in that Canada produces up to 78 percent of the world’s maple syrup. More specifically it’s Canada’s Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers (FPAQ) — a group of 7,300 syrup producers in the region — that make up the cartel.

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