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Helen Forsey

Photo: Anna Lenk 2012

Helen Forsey is an activist writer who grew up in a political family in Ottawa. After studying agriculture at McGill, she worked for 18 years in international development and popular education in Canada and overseas. In 1984 she moved to a rural co-operative in Eastern Ontario, and was soon writing for publication on feminist, environmental, rural and community issues.

With a passion for social justice and a penchant for accuracy which may be hereditary, she has felt obliged to make political and constitutional matters one major focus of her recent work. A mother and grandmother, she divides her time between the Ottawa Valley and Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.

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A People's Senate for Canada - Not a Pipe Dream!. Fernwood, 2015
Eugene Forsey, Canada's Maverick Sage. Dundurn, 2012
The Caboose at the Cape - A Story of Coming Home. DRC Publishing, St. John's, 2011
Circles of Strength - Community Alternatives to Alienation (ed.). New Society Publishers, 1993


Top Ten Under-reported Stories (Project Censored Canada) for "Gunning for Conservation" in Canadian Forum magazine, 1994
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