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Happening Now Thursday, 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.
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
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


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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
Happening NowFriday, October 21, 2016

Can You Hear Me Now?

In the weeks after the October 19th, 2015 general election, Samara Canada surveyed Canadians about how they experienced the electoral campaign. Our findings debunk the myth of apathetic youth.Read more
ParticipationWednesday, October 05, 2016

Myths about First Nations youth

In this guest blog, university researcher Theo Nazary calls into question the long-held myth that First Nations youth are apathetic and disengaged from politics.Read more
Happening NowThursday, September 01, 2016

Samara Appears Before Committee

On August 31st, Samara Executive Director Jane Hilderman appeared as a witness before the Special Committee on Electoral Reform in Ottawa. Read her remarks here.Read more
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