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Hiring an Assistant to the Directors

Check out the job description. Deadline: February 4th, 2015.

Announcing 2014 EPCs

Announcing the 2014 Everyday Political Citizens

Watch the video and learn more about the winners and finalists

Celebrating Five Years

Reform Act

The Reform Act

Content and events for a bill that could change how parliament works

Tragedy in the Commons

Tragedy in the Commons is a bestseller! 

Read more about the book and find upcoming events


Members of Parliament websites

How do MPs' websites rate? Read the 2014 analysis here.

Tragedy in the Commons is a Globe #1 Bestseller! 
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Latest News

  • January 30, 2015

    Friday Fill(ibuster): Fresh air in green spaces

    With the House of Commons getting back to business this week, there's plenty of news in our democracy roundup. We make our way around the country, too, with content drawn from Hello Dartmouth to the Queen's Journal and St. Albert Gazette.
  • January 27, 2015

    From the archives: Diversity in the 41st Parliament, part 2

    Today's blog is part two of a series by former Samara Research and Communications Intern Kyle Crawford on diversity in the current Parliament.
  • January 26, 2015

    Legislative lowdown, 2015

    As Parliament boots back up and the election clock ticks down, it’s a good time to take a look at the House of Commons as a legislative assembly, as a place where bills and motions are passed and laws are made. What will Parliament be considering—and not considering—in the coming months?

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  • 50 ways to fix our political system: Redesigning Parliament

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and to examine assumptions
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