Corrupt offices, apathetic law enforcement, economic factors, and a shift in thought were all to blame for the failure of Canadian prohibition.
In conclusion, Canadian prohibition was a story of change.
The 19th century saw the growth of a movement culture around managing liquor production, sale, and consumption.
It had many facets, and it was to prove the core movement around which many others revolved, and from which almost all 19th and 20th century reform movements would recruit their campaigners.
A legislative enactment declared for prohibition in Ontario in the year 1916.
Thus by 1921 every province except Quebec and British Columbia had declared for prohibition.
They thought that ridding the world of alcohol was necessary for their saviors return.
They used the Temperance Movement as a means to achieve their ultimate goal—social salvation. ...movement, a movement that has heavily tied with religion.
A referendum of the people was taken at the latter end of 1916, and as a result the remaining liquor dispensaries were voted out of existence by a majority of seven to one.
On June 1, 1916, prohibition became effective in Manitoba ; and in July of the same year Alberta voted for prohibition.