CANADA’S MAPLE SYRUP CARTEL PUTS THE SQUEEZE ON SMALL PRODUCERS
Twenty-seven years ago, Québec made a bold move to produce the most maple syrup in the world. Today, the syrup giant is unstoppable. Just ask those in its path, like small producer Angèle Grenier, who will face criminal charges if she sells this year’s harvest to her buyer of choice.
In previous years she has sold syrup to a broker in New Brunswick. But over the last two years, a Québec court order forced her to hand all the syrup produced on her small patch of land to the Federation of Québec Maple Syrup Producers.
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