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Happening Now Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Can Democracy Be...Fun?

In today's Democracy 360 blog post, Vass Bednar takes a look at the weak democratic participation in Canada and taps into Josh Lerner’s book Making Democracy Fun for some suggestions on what we might do about that weakness.
Political NewsFriday, May 22, 2015

Distractions and retractions

Our weekly democracy news roundup brings together the best writing and most interesting news from around the political scene.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, May 20, 2015

#SamaraChat VII: The Provinces

Live from Twitter Canada’s headquarters, Samara will be hosting a Twitter chat about provincial differences in Canadian politics—and you’re invited.Read more
Political NewsFriday, May 15, 2015

Lethargic leg. & voting vandals

In this week's democracy news roundup, a Senate slowdown threatens a Parliament-long project, rude doodles count as votes and conventional wisdom is overturned from Alberta to Facebook.Read more
Happening NowThursday, May 14, 2015

Can one MP turn the tide?

“What would you do differently?” It is a question a defeated Member of Parliament is often asked. But is this the right question? Rob Oliphant reflects on his time on Parliament Hill and explains why, despite the way Canadians sometimes perceive the work of politicians, he will be seeking re-election in this fall’s federal election in Don Valley West.Read more
Happening NowMonday, May 11, 2015

A More Democratic Government

Samara’s recently released Democracy 360 shows that only 54% of surveyed Canadians report thinking that MPs are able to influence the direction of the country. Ontario’s oldest former MPP, Larry South, tells of how his own work was undermined by the political decisions of the Premier’s office.Read more
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Political NewsFriday, May 08, 2015

Climate shift, political & global

Democracy at work this week in Alberta and the UK as very different (and mostly unexpected) majority governments were chosen. This week's democracy roundup gives you the down-low on both contests while also throwing it over to David Moscrop for a new Scholar's Corner.Read more
Happening NowSaturday, May 02, 2015

Stirring the political pot

Today’s Democracy 360 blog entry comes to us from Cameron Fenton, activist and organizer with the climate organization 350.org and Amara Possian, Leadnow’s 2015 federal election manager. Fenton and Possein explain what might be fueling the activist fire in Canada while also reasoning through the need to reconcile activism with formal engagement.Read more
Political NewsFriday, May 01, 2015

Secret symbols, covert contenders

A roundup of the week's news and opinion with special nods to Manitoba for something ancient and Alberta, for something potentially quite novel.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, April 29, 2015

Citizenship Skills & Curriculum

In this 360 post, People for Education Executive Director Annie Kidder describes the importance of linking low voter turnout, level of political discourse and a general decline in social responsibility with how we educate our young people. Read more
Political NewsFriday, April 24, 2015

Friday Fillibuster: Up in the air

Our weekly democracy news roundup covers the federal budget, the Alberta election and also features a sweet Scholar's Corner from David Moscrop on greatness and control.Read more
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