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Helen Forsey

Helen Forsey is a writer based in Ontario and Newfoundland. Her latest book is A People's Senate for Canada: Not a Pipe Dream.

CSC should abandon its industrial goat farm fiasco

Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | April 5, 2021
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair. Scandal continues to brew over the Correctional Service Canada's plan to convert its two Kingston-area prison farms into an industrial dairy goat operation for the commercial market, writes Helen Forsey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | April 5, 2021
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | April 5, 2021
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair. Scandal continues to brew over the Correctional Service Canada's plan to convert its two Kingston-area prison farms into an industrial dairy goat operation for the commercial market, writes Helen Forsey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | March 8, 2021
'Canada's Proposed Prison Farm Program: Why It Won't Work and What Would Work Better,' was released on Jan. 31, and immediately sent to Corrections Canada officials and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair. The report presents a detailed critique of the CSC's current plan to convert the farms at Joyceville and Collins Bay penitentiaries into an intensive livestock operation, using prison labour to produce goat milk for sale to a private corporation to make baby formula for export. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | March 8, 2021
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | March 8, 2021
'Canada's Proposed Prison Farm Program: Why It Won't Work and What Would Work Better,' was released on Jan. 31, and immediately sent to Corrections Canada officials and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair. The report presents a detailed critique of the CSC's current plan to convert the farms at Joyceville and Collins Bay penitentiaries into an intensive livestock operation, using prison labour to produce goat milk for sale to a private corporation to make baby formula for export. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | May 14, 2018
There remains one glaring contradiction in the appointments process. While a person no longer has to be well-connected in elite political or business circles to be considered for a Senate position, the antiquated 'wealth requirement' has yet to be removed, writes Helen Forsey. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | May 14, 2018
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | May 14, 2018
There remains one glaring contradiction in the appointments process. While a person no longer has to be well-connected in elite political or business circles to be considered for a Senate position, the antiquated 'wealth requirement' has yet to be removed, writes Helen Forsey. The Hill Times file photograph
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | May 1, 2017
In the three months since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's about-face on electoral reform, real change in our voting system has begun to feel like a lost cause, but there's a workable and productive compromise coming out of Newfoundland and Labrador, writes Helen Forsey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | May 1, 2017
Opinion | BY HELEN FORSEY | May 1, 2017
In the three months since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's about-face on electoral reform, real change in our voting system has begun to feel like a lost cause, but there's a workable and productive compromise coming out of Newfoundland and Labrador, writes Helen Forsey. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade