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  • March 24, 2018

    March for Our Lives: The Political Awakening of Youth

    Today, thousands of students are expected to join March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. to end gun violence. The students of Stoneman Douglas are demonstrating they are ready and capable to work the levers of modern democracy. Youth in Canada should have the same opportunity to be heard by politicians.
  • February 28, 2018

    #SamaraChat XIV Recap: The Culture of Debate in the House of Commons

    Following our latest research on the state of incivility in the House of Commons, last week Samara took to Twitter to ask Canadians what they thought about the culture of parliamentary debate and decorum in our fourteenth #SamaraChat.
  • February 01, 2018

    Is Learning to Code Good For Democracy?

    Guest blogger Robert Furtado explores how improving Canadians’ digital literacy, especially in coding and digital media, could help democratize knowledge and skills that are currently reserved to a small elite.
  • January 25, 2018

    The Future of Leaders’ Debates

    Earlier this month, the Government of Canada opened online consultations on the issue of leadership debates in elections—namely, should they be organized differently and, if so, how? Here's what you need to know to participate in the process.
  • December 21, 2017

    An interactive look at Samara's 2017

    Through action-oriented research and transformative educational programming, Samara marked 150 years of Confederation by working to build a better politics for all Canadians. Our work brought forward new research and insights, inspired active citizenship and redefined political leadership.
  • December 13, 2017

    Now they know you're listening

    When we sat down to write “No One is Listening,” Samara’s latest research report on incivility in the House of Commons, we could not have predicted the overwhelming response from MPs, Canadians and the media.
  • December 12, 2017

    Samara speaks at Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians

    On November 18th, Samara participated in the fourth annual Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Ottawa. Samara’s Research Director spoke on a panel about youth political inclusion.
  • December 08, 2017

    2017 EPC Winners Announced!

    The results of the 2017 Everyday Political Citizen contest are in... and they're unprecedented. For the first time in EPC history, five EPCitizens have won the contest! We profile each winner on our blog.
  • November 30, 2017

    Samara attends the Canada-UK Colloquium in London

    Two weeks ago, Samara traveled to London, England to participate in the Canada-UK Colloquium, an annual event established to create a regular learning exchange between two countries. Jane shares some of the observations and themes that most struck her from the discussions.
  • November 24, 2017

    Samara Appears Before PROC

    On November 23rd, Samara's Executive Director appeared before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) to speak on the creation of an Independent Commissioner responsible for leaders’ debates. Read her full remarks.