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Eugene A. Forsey collection
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[ca. 1966-1967] (Creation)
- Forsey, Eugene A.
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1 folder of textual records
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The Honourable Eugene A. Forsey was a major figure in Canadian labour history, Eugene Forsey was author, professor, constitutional analyst and political commentator
Forsey was born in 1904 in Grand Bank, Newfoundland. He attended McGill University, and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In the 1930s, Forsey drafted the Regina Manifesto, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF)'s founding declaration of policy, and ran for public office four times for the CCF. He served as a lecturer in economics and political science from 1929-1941 at McGill, and held the post of director of research for the Canadian Congress of Labour (known as the Canadian Labour Congress from 1956-1966) from 1942 to 1966. Forsey directed a special centennial project, 'a history of Canadian unions, 1812-1902', from 1966-1969, and served on a committee which founded Labour/Le Travail. Forsey was regarded as one of the foremost experts on the Canadian constitution and taught Canadian Government and Canadian labour history at Carleton University and the University of Waterloo. He was a member of Senate from 1970-1979, and was named to the Privy Council in 1985. Forsey received numerous honorary degrees, including one from Trent University in 1978, and was chancellor of Trent University from 1973-1977.
Forsey died on February 20, 1991.
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This collection consists of four papers written by Eugene A. Forsey: Canada, 1967, an address by Eugene Forsey given at University of Western Ontario, 26 September 1966; A "Special Status" for Quebec?, [September 12, 1967]; The Problem of "Minority" Government in Canada, n.d.; Concepts of Federalism: Some Canadian Aspects, n.d.
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This collection was donated by an unknown source.
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For related records see: 80-005, 82-014, 86-019, 86-030, and 89-009.
This collection was removed from RG 10 (Bata Library).