Prohibition Ontario

Prohibition Ontario

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  •  It is neither right nor politic for the Government to afford legal protection and sanction to any traffic or system that tends to increase crime.
  • I'll have a water, thanks.
  • Right away, sir.
  • Alcohol brings out the evil in all men! It cannot be allowed in households with women and children!
  • The Ontario Temperance Act of 1916 prohibits production and consumption of alcohol in all municipalities.
  • If you help us distribute the booze, we'll give you a cut.
  • Businesses surrounding alcohol go out of business and restaurants stop the service of alcohol.
  • I'm not drunk!
  • The prohibition did nothing but bring the mafia into the city!
  • The Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was a advocate and supporter of the prohibition laws and one of the reasons the Act was passed.
  • WIth the lowering support and increasing demand, the mafia takes advantage of the prohibition and begins bootlegging alcohol.
  • Alcohol was steadily distributed in underground, illegal businesses and the prohibition was proven ineffective. With prohibition support lowering.
  • Inevitably, the prohibition bred corruption and hurt the nation as a whole. Thus, the Act was lifted in 1927.
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