Media Room

Samara has built a reputation as a reliable  source for original research and informed opinion on Canadian politics. If you are a journalist looking for a comment on Canadian politics, Parliament, political parties, policy development, voting behaviour or political culture, email info[@]

Within this Media Room you will find links to

An excellent overview of Samara's work, along with that of other organizations working on strengthening citizen engagement with democracy, is available on this feature by CPAC's "The Bright Side," or in this feature by Piali Roy in Yonge Street Media.

Our work was also featured in the essay “How to Fix Our Politics” in Maclean’s magazine.

Alison Loat

Alison Loat, executive director and co-founder of Samara, frequently appears on live TV and radio. 

Recent interviews are featured below:

Alison is frequently contacted by newspaper and online reporters for her expertise in Canadian politics and Parliament.  Her research and commentary has been featured in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Maclean’s magazine, the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, and, as well as in local and regional print and online media. 

Alison was recently featured in a special edition of iPolitics about individuals who are changing the way Canadians discuss and engage in politics.

If you would like to book Alison or any other Samara employee for an interview, please email info[@]

Samara holds regular chats on Twitter engaging our followers and encouraging political participation and non-partisan discussion. Flip through our latest chat below, and see more of them here