1915 Newfoundland prohibition referendum
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 more than 2%.
The rules required that at least 40% of registered voters vote in favour of the proposal for it to pass. With 24,956 voting in favour, the quorum of 24,581 was narrowly passed and prohibition was introduced on 1 January 1917. It remained in force until 1924, after which a quota system for purchasing alcoholic drinks was introduced. This was scrapped on 31 March 1966.
|Source: Direct Democracy|
- Neufundland (Kanada), 4. November 1915 : Einführung der Prohibition Direct Democracy