Prohibition and Bootlegging In Canada in the 1920’s. Prohibition. The Temperance Movement arose in the early 20 th century and it was a collection of women and religious groups.
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The Temperance Movement arose in the early 20th century and it was a collection of women and religious groups.
These groups pressured the government to ban the production, consumption, distribution, and sale of liquors (including wine and beer).
They believed that it was immoral and evil to drink alcohol, especially during the war (the grain used to make alcohol, could be used to feed the troops overseas)
These groups spread across the country with the government searching out and stopping the Rum Runners.
By 1917, all provinces (except Quebec) adopted prohibition.