Announcing the Everyday Political Citizen Shortlist

The official shortlist for the 2014 EPCitizen Project is revealed! (Youth too!)

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! 

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

  • November 21, 2014

    Friday Fill(ibuster): Liberal learnings and political powerhouses

    Wisdom from leaders gone by and the spotlight on leaders of today. This week's democracy news roundup takes you from 1841 to today, from London to Washington to Ottawa.
  • November 19, 2014

    Announcing Your Everyday Political Citizen Shortlist!

    In this post, you’ll find the EPCitizen shortlist, the EPCitizen youth shortlist,as well as an invitation to join Samara at events celebrating all our nominees and more.
  • November 17, 2014

    EPCitizen Q&A with finalist Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte

    Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte was finalist for Samara's 2013 Everyday Political Citizen project, a contest that celebrates people from coast to coast to coast who take the time to get a little bit political. Samara caught up with Darlene in the midst of her activism to hear about her work on missing and murdered indigenous women, how she got engaged in politics and what everyday political citizenship is all about.

Canadian politics: What do you care about?

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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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