I had not previously had an
opportunity to read through the act, but I notice that in the definitions it is stated that maple syrup may not contain more than 35 per cent of water, and a gallon of maple syrup shall weigh not less than thirteen pounds, two ounces, and shall contain 277-274 cubic inches. Then section 4 says:
Any person who sells or offers, exposes or holds in possession for sale in Canada, or ships or causes to be shipped any maple sugar or maple syrup found to be adulterated or to fail to comply with the provisions of this act or of the regulations thereunder, shall be deemed to be guilty of a violation of this act.
Maple Sugar Industry
If the owner of a sugar bush produces a certain * amount of syrup and it does not contain the exact weight prescribed by this act, he is subject to a penalty of $300. I think that is going a great deal too far, I would like to know whether my understanding of the act is right or wrong.