Booze and the Border: Canada’s Key Role in Prohibition

Booze and the Border: Canada’s Key Role in Prohibition

Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Cost: Free for Members or with Museum Admission
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Where did Americans get their liquor during Prohibition? Much of it came from our friends to the north in Canada. Gord Steinke, author of Mobsters and Rumrunners of Canada, will discuss the Canadians who made lucrative connections with the American underworld during Prohibition. He will explain how Canada’s underground booze operations flourished through partnerships with the likes of Chicago Mob boss Al Capone and Detroit’s Purple Gang.

This program will be held in the Historic Courtroom. A book signing follows the program. 

Featured Speakers

Gord Steinke  

Gord Steinke


Gord Steinke is an award winning journalist and best-selling author. He co-anchors Global News Hour and anchors Global News in Edmonton, CA.