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Avatar of BillBy on September 1st, 2012 at 9:27 am

Canada Thieves Pull Off Big Maple-Syrup Heist

This is the sweetest news I have heard in a long time.

Sticky-fingered thieves made off with as much as 30 million Canadian dollars (US$30.4 million) worth of maple syrup from a little-known strategic reserve in rural Quebec—leaving authorities to investigate just how much is missing and where it has gone.

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers said late Thursday that during a routine inventory check at a facility that stores some 10 million pounds of syrup, inspectors discovered barrels had been emptied and reported “missing a large quantity of maple syrup.”

Quebec produces about 75% of the world’s maple syrup. Despite the theft, the federation said there would be no immediate impact on world-wide syrup supply.

The facility holds about a fifth of the province’s total quantity of unsold supply, stored each year to protect producers’ from the ups and downs of global supply and demand. Late Friday, police and an official from the federation said that not all of the syrup stored at the warehouse—in St-Louis-de-Blandford, about 100 miles northeast of Montreal—was missing. But they couldn’t give an accurate estimate of damages.- The Wall Street Journal

So in Canada they stockpile Maple Syrup. The Government up there is doing the job the producers of the Syrup should be doing and of course taxpayers are footing the bill.

I’m just hoping the thieves find themselves in a sticky mess trying to unload their ill-gotten gains.

Hat tip- Doug at OTB

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  • Leon LaPorte
    10:28 am on September 1st, 2012 1

    Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve! I guess if Canada goes to war with Candy Land the west will be safe from economic collapse which would be the result of skyrocketing syrup prices in a crisis. The RCMP cannot be allowed to waffle in their pursuit of these criminals!

    How does somebody just enter a global strategic reserve warehouse that syruptitiously?

    We cannot allow a Maple Syrup gap.

    /I’m glad Canada is on our side and has our back (bacon)

  • Leon LaPorte
    10:29 am on September 1st, 2012 2

    …and yes, I blame Canada.

  • deanS
    2:49 pm on September 1st, 2012 3

    “So in Canada they stockpile Maple Syrup. The Government up there is doing the job the producers of the Syrup should be doing and of course taxpayers are footing the bill.”

    Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is actually a private union not a gov’t thing apparently.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federation_of_Quebec_Maple_Syrup_Producers

    http://www.siropderable.ca/Afficher.aspx?section=3&langue=en

  • Burma Bob
    8:52 pm on September 1st, 2012 4

    It’s not a government thing, but it has a very powerful lobby in Canadian parliament, nearly as strong as the Snowshoe Manufacturer’s Association and the Maritime Provinces Seal Beaters Coalition.

    They are trying to introduce legislation to pass something like the American corn-ethanol mandate in Canada, where all gasoline sold must be formulated with 10% ethanol distilled from maple syrup.

  • Leon LaPorte
    9:00 pm on September 1st, 2012 5

    4. Not sure if serious.

    http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/4/1240265992468.jpg

  • Teadrinker
    9:08 pm on September 1st, 2012 6

    If the thieves are American, that’s a declaration of war.

  • Conway Eastwood
    2:49 pm on September 2nd, 2012 7

    Prime Minister Harper promises retribution.

  • Kingkitty
    5:26 pm on September 2nd, 2012 8

    Actually this has to do with a treaty struck after the Japan-Russo war and its because of this that all these island disputes are happening and Canadian syrup is missing all over the world and beyond.

    The US should withdraw its forces from around the world and the moon and succeed land back to France…..This is the only way we can get past this syrup crisis

  • Teadrinker
    10:46 pm on September 2nd, 2012 9

    #7,

    Prime Minister Harper is an asshat.

  • Liz
    8:02 pm on September 3rd, 2012 10

    Where on earth are they going to unload 30 million dollar’s worth of syrup? Are they going to launder it through a thousand IHOPs?

    Heh, this must’ve been one S-L-O-W robbery. Probably make the Guiness book of world records for lowest speed multi-million dollar heist.

 

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