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 26, 2014

    Choosing how we choose: Selecting a ballot process for the Everyday Political Citizen

    We are so excited to have Dave Meslin return as the Everyday Political Citizen contest's Chief Electoral Officer! Learn about the Borda voting method he'll use to choose a winner.
  • November 25, 2014

    EPCitizen youth stars also shine

    The EPCitizen youth shortlist includes young people from across the country who make politics part of their lives in amazing ways. Check em out!
  • November 24, 2014

    #YOUthInOffice: My Experiences In Youth In Office

    Our Democracy Talks partners the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, in association with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, organized the second annual day on the Hill for 100 young people from across the country #YOUthInOffice. Fifty MPs from all parties, including all four party leaders, agreed to host two kids for the entire day—allowing them unprecedented access to the inner workings of Parliament, and inspiring the next generation of leaders in the process. One of those students, Saeed Ali, shared his experience with us!