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Stephen Colbert mocks Canada's 'chokehold' on maple syrup reserves (VIDEO)

"What next...Justin Trudeau jousting a moose on beaver-back?" quipped The Late Show host.
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Stephen Colbert has jumped on the opportunity to mock an age-old Canadian stereotype during a global maple syrup shortage in December 2021.

Stephen Colbert has jumped on the opportunity to mock an age-old Canadian stereotype during a global maple syrup shortage. 

Rising international demand for maple syrup and a drop in production last year has created a global shortage — but Quebec's strategic reserve is ready to hold the line. 

The funnyman used the opportunity to ask if the Great White North is trying to enforce a host of stereotypes about Canadians, including their love of maple syrup.

"Okay, Canada. Now you're trying to reinforce stereotypes," he quipped. "What next...Justin Trudeau jousting a moose on beaver-back?"

The Late Show segment also highlighted that Quebec's maple syrup producers control a whopping  70 per cent of the world's supply

In response, Colbert called on the world breakfast governing body — the International House of Pancakes — to do something about Canada's "chokehold" on the sweet stuff. 

Have a look at the funny video.

 

With files from the Canadian Press.