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

A referendum on a proposed amendment to the Manitoba Temperance Act to permit the sale of beer and light wines was held on 23 July 1923. The voting results for individual constituencies were as follows:

Constituency

For

Against

Eligible
Voters

Arthur

616

1,058

2,366

Assiniboia

3,234

1,258

6,690

Beautiful Plains

980

1,914

4,136

Birtle

1,033

876

3,030

Brandon City

2,666

1,851

6,416

Carillon

1,517

175

2,547

Cypress

1,125

1,450

3,290

Dauphin

1,222

1,261

3,234

Deloraine

818

1,838

3,298

Dufferin

1,341

2,179

4,586

Emerson

1,604

820

4,178

Ethelbert

1,226

392

3,298

Fairford

740

149

2,282

Fisher

729

97

2,077

Gilbert Plains

848

857

2,569

Gimli

1,284

998

4,614

Gladstone

1,005

1,204

4,058

Glenwood

1,075

1,396

3,329

Hamiota

912

1,560

3,370

Iberville

1,060

351

1,820

Kildonan & St. Andrews

2,714

1,305

5,331

Killarney

1,278

643

2,695

Lakeside

771

1,284

3,293

Lansdowne

1,179

2,060

4,148

La Verendrye

1,485

181

3,287

Manitou

1,448

1,686

4,006

Minnedosa

1,520

1,578

4,687

Morden & Rhineland

1,613

945

3,264

Morris

1,573

708

2,840

Mountain

1,293

1,964

4,331

Norfolk

1,161

1,623

3,196

Portage la Prairie

1,030

1,101

3,289

Roblin

888

646

3,085

Rockwood

1,573

1,156

4,701

Rupertsland

169

43

481

Russell

1,211

1,190

4,018

St. Boniface

4,942

1,447

7,742

St. Clements

2,895

688

5,149

St. George

1,093

751

4,532

Ste. Rose

1,364

438

4,410

Springfield

2,519

831

4,464

Swan River

1,049

1,364

2,876

The Pas

699

112

1,355

Turtle Mountain

626

1,072

2,443

Virden

1,162

1,651

4,634

Winnipeg

45,954

20,093

75,972

TOTAL

108,244

68,244

240,817

See also:

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Prohibition Referendum (1892)

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Prohibition Referendum (1902)

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba Prohibition Referendum (1916)

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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