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Participation Thursday, March 09, 2017

Vote PopUp Launched for #BCelxn

For the first time, Samara has joined with Elections BC to make sure everyone has a chance for their voice to be heard. In the lead-up to the provincial election in May, we are offering Vote PopUp to community organizations and civic leaders committed to non-partisan democratic engagement.
Happening NowThursday, February 16, 2017

Hiring Vote PopUp Coordinator in BC

Do you live in the Metro Vancouver area? Are you passionate about public engagement? If so, you may have what it takes to become our Vote PopUp Coordinator during the upcoming provincial election!Read more
ParticipationMonday, January 23, 2017

"I marched. Now what?"

After taking part in Women's Marches this past Saturday, many Canadians are asking themselves: "What's next?" This post outlines some of the (many) ways you can stay politically active and engaged.Read more
Happening NowThursday, December 22, 2016

From Heckles to Hurrahs

In 2016, Samara contributed to a better politics with illuminating research, innovative programming, and engaging events. Check out our highlights from the past year and what we have in store for 2017.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, December 20, 2016

Staff Picks: Holiday Reads

It’s that time of year—when you finally have a chance to dig into that book you’ve had on your list forever. Or perhaps when you find yourself scrambling for last-minute gifts. Here are some of the books Samara is reading over the holidays.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, December 14, 2016

Let's make history... again!

Samara's first round of MP exit interviews changed political conversations in Canada. It's time—and we're ready—to dive into the exit interview process with new questions, new themes and new findings with MPs who departed from the 41st Parliament. WE NEED YOUR HELP!Read more


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Happening NowFriday, December 02, 2016

The electoral reform file

Yesterday, the Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) released their report on electoral reform, called Strengthening Democracy in Canada. Read more
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How the Shortlist was Formed

With the announcement of this year's EPC shortlist, we trace through the steps that led to the selection of 19 remarkable individuals, hailing from across the country.Read more
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Is anyone getting work done today?

Setting aside the surprise and emotions, those of us at Samara are all firmly reminded how much politics profoundly impacts our lives every day. Read more
ParticipationWednesday, November 09, 2016

Millennials talk politics

“Can You Hear Me Now?” asked Canadians how they shared their voting experience. Despite advice to never discuss politics in polite company, young Canadians were more likely to discuss politics with friends, family and colleagues.Read more
Thursday, November 03, 2016

6 Ways to Get out the Vote!

With days to go before the American election, campaign strategists from both political parties are considering the question: how can they get out the vote? Read more
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