50 Ways to Redesign Parliament

Samara shines light on Canadian democracy and encourages Canadians’ participation in public life. We know there's something wrong with our politics and we know people are opting out in growing numbers. So what can we do about it?  

Over the last months we asked all sitting MPs, Samara readers, partners and volunteers, community leaders and citizens from across the country:

  1. What do you think is the biggest challenge facing Parliament in the 21st century?
  2. What change would you propose to “redesign” Parliament, and the way it works, so it’s more relevant to you?
The volume of response we received--in the media, over Twitter and Facebook, and through many thoughtful essays--show the value all of you place on our democracy. We're excited to share all of the responses in one place.  

The responses broke down into six areas for change. Click on the buttons below to read all the suggestions for revitalizing our Parliament.