Prohibition in Canada
The prohibition of alcohol in Canada arose in various stages, from the possibility of local municipal bans in the late 19th century, to provincial bans in the early 20th century, to national prohibiti...
Drug liberalization
Drug liberalization is the process of eliminating or reducing drug prohibition laws. Variations of drug liberalization (also spelled liberalisation) include drug relegalization, drug legalization, and...
Samuel Leonard Tilley
Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, PC, KCMG (May 8, 1818 – June 25, 1896) was a Canadian politician and one of the Fathers of Confederation. Tilley was descended from United Empire Loyalists on both si...
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Nellie McClung
Nellie McClung, born Nellie Letitia Mooney (20 October 1873 – 1 September 1951), was a Canadian feminist, politician, author, and social activist. She was a part of the social and mora...
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Arguments for and against drug prohibition
Arguments about the prohibition of drugs, and over drug policy reform, are subjects of considerable controversy. The following is a presentation of major drug policy arguments, including those for dru...
Quebec prohibition referendum, 1919
The Quebec referendum on the prohibition of alcohol, held on April 10, 1919, considered the legalization of the sale of beer, cider and wine in the province of Quebec, Canada. The 'yes' side won with ...
Richard William Scott
Sir Richard William Scott, PC, KC (February 24, 1825 – April 23, 1913) was a Canadian politician and cabinet minister.He was born in Prescott, Ontario in 1825, a descendant of a family from Coun...
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Ontario Temperance Act
Ontario Temperance Act was a law passed in Ontario in 1916 to prohibit the sale of alcohol, a period known as Prohibition. This meant the province remained dry in legal terms, but smugglers continued ...
Govenlock, Saskatchewan
Govenlock was once a small village of 151 people in RM of Reno No. 51, Saskatchewan, Canada. It previously held the status of a village until January 1, 1976. The former townsite of Govenlock is loca...
Canadian prohibition plebiscite, 1898
A plebiscite on prohibition was held in Canada on 29 September 1898, the first national referendum in the country's history. The non-binding plebiscite saw 51.3% in favour of introducing prohibition, ...
Responsible drug use
Responsible drug use maximizes the benefits and reduces the risk of negative impact on the lives of both the user and others.For illegal drugs that are not diverted prescription controlled substances,...
Drug policy of Portugal
The drug policy of Portugal was put in place in 2000, and was legally effective from July 2001. The new law maintained the status of illegality for using or possessing any drug for personal use withou...
William Folger Nickle
William Folger Nickle KC (December 31, 1869 - November 15, 1957) was a Canadian politician who served both as a member of the Canadian House of Commons and in the Ontario legislature where he rose to ...
Latin American drug legalization
In the late 2000s and early 2010s advocacy for drug legalization has increased in Latin America. Spearheading the movement Uruguayan government announced in 2012 plans to legalize state-controlled sal...
Canada Temperance Act
The Canada Temperance Act was an Act of the Parliament of Canada in 1878, which provided for an option for municipalities to opt-in by plebiscite to a prohibitionary scheme. It was often known as the ...
Malahat (schooner)
Malahat, a large 5-masted lumber schooner from Vancouver, BC, was known as "the Queen of Rum Row" in her day. She became famous (or infamous) for rum-running on the US Pacific Coast between 1920 and 1...
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Edith Archibald
Edith Jessie Archibald (1854–1936) was a Canadian suffragist and writer who led the Maritime Women's Christian Temperance Union (WTCU) and the National Council of Women of Canada and the Local Council...
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Drug prohibition law
Drug prohibition law is prohibition-based law by which governments prohibit, except under licence, the production, supply, and possession of many, but not all, substances which are recognized as drugs...
Newfoundland prohibition referendum, 1915
A referendum on the introduction of prohibition was held in Newfoundland on 4 November 1915. It would prohibit unauthorised people from possessing or consuming any drinks with an alcohol content of mo...
Jean Blewett
Jean McKishnie Blewett (4 November 1862 – 19 August 1934) was a Canadian journalist, author and poet.Blewett was born Janet McKinshie in Scotia, Kent County, Ontario in 1862 to Scottish imm...
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Rum-running in Windsor
Rum-running in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, was a major activity in the early part of the 20th century. In 1916, the State of Michigan, in the United States, banned the sale of alcohol, three years befor...
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Florence Lassandro
Filumena Costanzo Lassandro (1900- May 1923) was the last woman to be executed in Alberta.
Born in Cosenza, Italy, Filumena immigrated with her family to Southern Alberta and married Carlo Sanfide...
Rum-running
Rum-running, or bootlegging, is the illegal business of transporting (smuggling) alcoholic beverages where such transportation is forbidden by law. Smuggling is usually done to circumvent taxation or ...
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Recreational drug use
Recreational drug use is the use of a drug (legal, controlled, or illegal) with the primary intention to alter the state of consciousness (through alteration of the CNS) in order to recreate positive ...
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Charles Chiniquy
Charles P. Chiniquy (30 July 1809 – 16 January 1899) was a Canadian Catholic priest who became a Presbyterian pastor.
Chiniquy was born in 1809 in the village of Kamouraska, Quebec. He lost his ...
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