Best of the Blog

Samara's blog offers writing and commentary on Canadian democracy. Since blogs are ephemeral things, we've collected some of our best and most enduring posts here.

As election season draws to a close: a time for reflection by Jane Hilderman

Livres en langue français, by Kendall Anderson (a post on the Best Political Books prize)

Social media prompts a re-think of election laws, by Alfred Hermida, associate professor at UBC

What's in a tweet? (An examination of social media and opinion--specifically about election reform), by Wayne Chu

Politicians must reach out ot jaded voters, by Kyle Crawford (originally published in the Toronto Star)

Questions & Answers by the 12 finalists for the Best Canadian Political Book of the Last 25 Years

Naheed Nenshi on the importance of civic engagement

MP, Interrupted: Heckling in the House of Commons (Part 1) and  Part 2, by Mackenzie Grisdale, a 2010-11 Parliamentary intern

Estimating voter turnout: On track for the lowest turnout on record, by Lawrence LeDuc, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto

Voter turnout: closing the sale by by André Turcotte, assistant professor of communication, Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication