Women's Christian Temperance Union of British Columbia

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Women's Christian Temperance Union of British Columbia

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The American National Woman's Christian Temperance Union was formed in Cleveland, History: Ohio in 1874 . The Canadian branch of the organization was established in Ontario in 1875 and the World WCTU in 1883. The organization enjoyed some success in North America with the passage of Prohibition laws in 1918. In Canada there were fewer than 4,000 members in 1985.


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