Celebrating Five Years

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Members of Parliament websites

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

Announcing 2014 EPCs

Announcing the 2014 Everyday Political Citizens

Watch the video and learn more about the winners and finalists

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

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


  • December 19, 2014

    Friday Fill(ibuster): Staff picks!

    We try to keep our finger on the pulse of the debate in this country and further abroad. At the end of the year, it’s time to take a step back and share with you the pieces of writing that have most influenced our thinking about politics and democracy over the last year.
  • December 18, 2014

    Bringing back the political animal, part 3

    Today’s guest blog comes to us from PhD student David Moscop. In his first post, Moscrop outlined the problem of electoral decline in Canada and explained why the targeted solutions of proportional representation and mandatory voting are inadequate. In this second post, he explores what a holistic response to electoral decline could look like.
  • December 16, 2014

    Bringing back the political animal, part 2

    Today’s guest blog comes to us from PhD student David Moscop. In his first post, Moscrop outlined the problem of electoral decline in Canada and explained why the targeted solutions of proportional representation and mandatory voting are inadequate. In this second post, he explores what a holistic response to electoral decline could look like.

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  • A report on how the House of Commons works and what’s discussed there: Lost in Translation
  • An infographic on debate in the House of Commons, divided by gender, age and party lines: House of Words
  • 50 ways to fix our political system: Redesigning Parliament

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