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Political News Friday, April 17, 2015

Democracy Dig Digest

Our roundup digs deep into the week's democracy and politics news and unearths everything from job opportunities to lost archaeological fragments from Parliament Hill.
ParticipationThursday, April 16, 2015

The Active Citizen Papers

Under the instruction of Gordon DiGiacomo, one University of Ottawa class decided to do something about lack of political participation in Canada, with each student completing and reporting back on at least seven political activities. A sample of the results is collected here from three students, including their reflections on political participation.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, April 15, 2015

Samara's Exciting April News

So far April has been a great month for Samara: we were recently awarded an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant and the search has begun for three exceptional individuals to join the Samara team! Read more
How'd You Get That Job?Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Former Ministers' Chief of Staff

Samara talks to Neil Desai, former Chief of Staff to two former Ministers of International Development. Read more
Political NewsFriday, April 10, 2015

Friday Fillibuster: Zombie edition

This week’s democracy news roundup takes you from zombie politics to education policy and youth engagement. It also includes a new biweekly feature, Scholar’s Corner by UBC’s David Moscrop, this week on the relationship between political orientation and upbringing.Read more
Happening NowThursday, April 09, 2015

Power to the people

Today’s Democracy 360 blog comes to us from Idil Burale, a community advocate, columnist and former candidate for Toronto City Council in Ward 1. She writes that any effort to increase the political participation of citizens needs to involve an increase in their political power as well.Read more
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Happening NowTuesday, April 07, 2015

No regrets: a view from the Hill

Today’s Democracy 360 blog entry comes from Stratford-based communications consultant and Parliament Hill veteran Susan Wright. Wright puts forward an alternative perspective about MPs--they are, she argues, the political glue that holds us together.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, March 31, 2015

Democratic hope—outside Ottawa

Today’s Democracy 360 blog entry comes from David M. Brock, a senior civil servant in the Northwest Territories and a vice-president of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). His piece pushes past grim signs about Canada’s federal politics and shows that there is hope for democracy in the provinces and territories.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, March 31, 2015

Count on Calgary for engagement

Today’s Democracy 360 post comes to us from Nancy Close, Community Relations Coordinator in the office of Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi. It focuses on political participation, civic engagement and what the Calgary experience has to teach the rest of us about making communities come alive.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, March 31, 2015

Welcome to the new Samara Blog!

Welcome to the new Samara Blog! We’re very excited about our new format and hope that it lets readers access all the great content, past and future, that rolls out on this site.Read more
Happening NowMonday, March 30, 2015

#SamaraChat VI: Democracy 360

On Thursday, April 2nd, 12:00-1:00 pm EST, the Samara staff will be hosting a Twitter discussion on the Democracy 360 report card.Read more
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