The history of alcohol regulation and prohibition in Canada is a long and complicated one. In the 1910’s, rising anti-alcohol public opinion led the Federal government to enact temperance laws that almost imitated American style prohibition.
Germain Belzile is on the faculty of the Department of Applied Economics at HEC Montreal and is Senior Associate Researcher at the Montreal Economic Institute. At HEC Montreal, his teaching duties include the graduate course on Cultural Economics as well as coordinating and teaching the mandatory graduate course on Great economists and sociologists. He is currently doing research on subsidies and directorial choices in dance companies. At the MEI, his research focuses on public policies.