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Boyde Beck - Prohibition in PEI

BoydeBeck2.jpgOur Island Historian Boyde Beck discusses how prohibition on PEI didn't just solve a problem, but turned ordinary people into criminals. In 1906, all three counties voted for prohibition and PEI became the first province to do so in Canada. Boyde also adds without prohibition we would have not have had rum-running, moonshine, nor the songs it inspired.

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