Canadian Maple Syrup [JCC]
Since 1989, 77% of the world’s maple syrup has been controlled by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers. With the help of the International Strategic Reserve and the Canadian government, they’ve assured that prices – for both producers and consumers alike – remain stable. Despite their success in growing the industry, dissent is brewing across North America. Accusations of corruption and coercion have followed the Federation for years, and independent producers and industry experts in Quebec and the Northeastern United States grow tired of leaving their livelihoods in its morally-dubious hands. Talks of formally petitioning the Canadian government have already begun, but with barrels of maple syrup selling for more than oil and elections drawing closer, the odds of government mediation seem slim. It is up to you, members of the Federation and assembled independent producers, to protect the maple syrup industry and all the people whose lives rely on it. It’s undeniably a very sticky situation and not the kind that goes well on waffles.