Sweet justice: Ringleader of Canada's notorious maple syrup heist must pay more than $9M in fines, top court rules

Sweet justice: Ringleader of Canada's notorious maple syrup heist must pay more than $9M in fines, top court rules

Maple syrup cans are seen at a sugar shack on February 10, 2017 in Oka, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Maple syrup cans are seen at a sugar shack on February 10, 2017 in Oka, Quebec. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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Celebrations, protests take place on Canada Day in Ottawa

Thousands of people wearing red and white and waiving Canadian flags packed downtown Ottawa to celebrate Canada's 155th birthday on Friday, while groups of protesters popped up around Parliament Hill to protest COVID-19 vaccines and federal restrictions.

Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill on Friday evening, as Canadians celebrated Canada's 155th birthday. (Jeremie Charron/CTV News Ottawa)