Helen Forsey

Helen Forsey is an activist writer and the daughter of the late trade unionist, constitutional expert and Senator, Eugene Forsey. She has worked in international cooperation and popular education in Latin America, West Africa and Canada. Her previous publications include three books: Eugene Forsey: Canada’s Maverick Sage; The Caboose at the Cape: A Story of Coming Home; and Circles of Strength: Community Alternatives to Alienation, and numerous articles on constitutional, rural, feminist and political issues. A mother and grandmother, she divides her time between the Ottawa Valley and Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula.

  • A People’s Senate for Canada

    Not A Pipe Dream!

    By Helen Forsey     April 2015

    Could Canada’s Senate actually function as a citizen-based check on government power? Helen Forsey argues that it could, and she sets out how we can make that happen.