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Ed- Wonder what happened to NAFTA? Is cheese on some sort of Canadian special list?

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Ed- Wonder what happened to NAFTA? Is cheese on some sort of Canadian special list?
NAFTA alive and well - but there are limits. Most frequent border crossing Canucks know that (raw) poultry and any kind of dairy product is a big no-no in large volumes... besides, NAFTA says there is no *duty* to be paid on items made in north america, but doesn't prevent the Canadian government from charging its regular sales tax on any imports.

General rule of thumb: US border guards are looking for terrorists and illegals. Canadian border guards are looking for stuff they can charge you taxes on.
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$30M in Maple Syrup has disappeared...

Canada: $30 Million Worth of Maple Syrup Stolen in Quebec | NewsFeed | TIME.com

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Someone start looking for a huge pancake.

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How do you fence $30 mil of maple syrup?
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I thought tazandjan had the answer in his post (haha)

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what happened to the manly pursuits of smuggling guns and drugs?



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On the Maple Syrup....anyone spot suspicious looking individuals hanging out near an IHOP?
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we are too drunk, drowning our sorrows on the soon to be lost NHL season, to worry about 0.001% of our annual maple syrup production being misplaced; and since we are spending all those hard earned $$ on our increase suds intake we need to find a way to lower our cheese consumption costs, so presto, we have smuggling

all very logical to me

back to a pint or ten I go

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Someone start looking for a huge pancake.
Sure they're not happy - no more syrup for the 7,400 pancake party every sunday!

"7,400 members were not happy that it allowed six million pounds of syrup to disappear"
In $18 Million Theft, Victim Was a Canadian Maple Syrup Cartel - Yahoo! Finance
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On the Maple Syrup....anyone spot suspicious looking individuals hanging out near an IHOP?


I don't know what an IHOP is......

Maple syrup is sold everywhere here like a hotdog stand in NY.....It sells almost just as good and in the same fashion.....a small stand in the middle of a shopping center or outside in the market area in town. I went to the local mall and saw 5 stands of it. It’s normal so the group who stole this.....easy untraceable money, money, money.

A can of 540 ml goes for about 10-12$ and that’s a bargain. But close to the US border it’s more like 13-15$. A liter of the stuff can go for 22-25$ or more.



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I don't know what an IHOP is......


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IHOP - International House of Pancakes. Gross pancakes with even worse fake syrup.

Heard they caught the syrup thieves.

2 charged in $18M maple syrup heist - Montreal - CBC News
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Holy crap! This is serious stuff! WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO????
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IHOP - International House of Pancakes. Gross pancakes with even worse fake syrup.

Heard they caught the syrup thieves.

2 charged in $18M maple syrup heist - Montreal - CBC News
They did, we had breaking news segments across all stations, the cops are national heros now, one is already indicating he will write a book on it. A nation rests easy now.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes. Gross pancakes with even worse fake syrup.

We don't have that here......well, not that I have ever seen....

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Yeah....if it's not already sold.....good luck finding the syrup..hahahaha....

Must have been redneck frenchmen's.....that would have been Italians...that load would have been GONE a LONG time ago....no traces and no witnesses.....LOL


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They did, we had breaking news segments across all stations, the cops are national heros now, one is already indicating he will write a book on it. A nation rests easy now.
Death penalty offense in Canada?
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Death penalty offense in Canada?


Unfortunately, we are not that lucky to have that here in Canada... we let serial killer rapists out after 12 years if they cooperate with the courts.....


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Business week summarizes the syrup heist in the below article. Interesting read for those that enjoy the tree sap in the AM or PM too - we use it as a cocktail mixer from time to time in the winter/fall seasons;
The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist - Businessweek
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Business week summarizes the syrup heist in the below article. Interesting read for those that enjoy the tree sap in the AM or PM too - we use it as a cocktail mixer from time to time in the winter/fall seasons;
The Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist - Businessweek
Love the quote...A Canadian Cold War......
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