By a majority of about 40,000, the Province of Ontario, Canada, decided
to remain dry. At once an impetus was given to the prohibition
It was claimed that a famous victory had been scored by the drys, but
this was untrue. The victory was scored by the wets, who reduced their
minority of 400,000 votes in the 1919 plebiscite to about 40,000.
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