Who's the Boss?

House of Commons

Lost in Translation or Just Lost?

Samara's report on the function of the House of Commons  

Real Outsiders

Democracy is great, it's the politics I hate

Read Samara's latest report, The Real Outsiders.

Current Research

Samara Democracy Reports

Since 2011, Samara has undertaken research into the state of our political process, which we're presenting in a series of reports. These Samara Democracy Reports are designed to increase Canadians’ understanding of politics, investigate commonly held assumptions, provoke questions and elevate the discussion on the health of Canadian political and democratic participation in Canada.

The latest report "By Invitation Only: Canadians' Perceptions of Political Parties" is available to read here.

Previous reports include:

Our research will culminate in a yearly Samara Index, which we envision as a tool to help illuminate how politics works, specifically focusing on the relationship between citizens and the political process.

  • 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.