Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Prohibition in Canada
The prohibition was the law to make it illegal to have possession and sell alcohol. This law was made because the wheat used to make alcohol could be used for food, and the money that was spent on alcohol could be used to pay for food. The first province to pass this law was Prince Edward Island in 1901. By 1919 most of the provinces joined this bandwagon and had outlawed alcohol. These laws didn't last very long in most provinces. Quebec was the first to repeal the law in the same year it was established, which was 1919. Most provinces repealed the law by 1922, because of a lot of pressure from the populace. Many Canadians made a fortune smuggling alcohol into the united states, due to the law being there until 1933.