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Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Prohibition Referendum (1916)

A referendum on prohibition was held on 13 March 1916. The voting results for individual constituencies were as follows:

Constituency

For

Against

Eligible
Voters

Arthur

654

231

1,612

Assiniboia

1,128

643

2,625

Beautiful Plains

1,264

176

2,393

Birtle

801

155

1,695

Brandon City

1,547

1,210

3,819

Carillon

509

360

1,561

Churchill & Nelson

8

36

167

Cypress

837

198

1,889

Dauphin

1,036

378

2,139

Deloraine

1,105

212

2,308

Dufferin

1,210

418

2,564

Elmwood

1,614

1,381

4,071

Emerson

698

530

2,535

Gilbert Plains

1,196

516

2,968

Gimli

879

421

2,424

Gladstone

983

411

2,671

Glenwood

892

246

2,128

Grand Rapids

48

41

231

Hamiota

1,158

195

2,174

Iberville

361

228

1,133

Kildonan & St. Andrews

1,167

646

2,609

Killarney

770

181

1,676

Lakeside

747

262

1,833

Lansdowne

1,254

205

2,519

La Verandrye

510

387

1,693

Manitou

1,107

320

2,402

Minnedosa

1,159

375

2,540

Morden & Rhineland

825

554

2,356

Morris

675

443

1,744

Mountain

1,251

217

2,484

Norfolk

538

295

1,913

Portage la Prairie

911

404

2,162

Roblin

427

181

1,789

Rockwood

970

523

2,528

Russell

854

399

2,234

St. Boniface

1,023

1,055

3,042

St. Clements

654

606

2,553

St. George

861

795

3,726

St. Rose

561

274

1,499

Swan River

567

282

1,426

The Pas

232

75

736

Turtle Mountain

648

198

1,508

Virden

1,096

353

2,447

Winnipeg Centre

5,569

4,094

13,668

Winnipeg North

2,820

2,885

8,335

Winnipeg South

5,360

2,507

11,172

TOTAL

50,484

26,502

125,701

See also:

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Prohibition Referendum (1892)

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Prohibition Referendum (1902)

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Temperance Act Amendment Referendum (1923)

Sources:

Manitoba Election Records (December 1870 to November 1957, June 1958 to June 1969), Manitoba Legislative Library.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2020

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