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Raids on Quebec maple-syrup ‘delinquents’ leaves producer with bitter taste

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  BERTRAND MAROTTE MONTREAL — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Apr. 17 2013, 11:52 AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Apr. 17 2013, 5:49 PM EDT Quebec’s maple-syrup syndicate is cracking down on rogue sugar shacks, seizing the sweet-tooth assets of producers who are alleged to be flouting the province’s strict regulation of sap. Steve Côté, owner of a 450-acre spread in the Eastern Townships south of Sherbrooke, was stunned Tuesday morning to see a bailiff and three men in two tractor trailers pull in with a court-approved order to seize his entire 2013 production: about 100 barrels and several boxes containing...

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