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Happening Now Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Samara in Santiago, Chile

Samara was recently invited by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to speak at a regional consultation in Santiago, Chile. Our Executive Director reports back on her experience and observations as one of ten speakers from across the Americas!
How'd You Get That Job?Monday, June 12, 2017

The Honourable Andrew Scheer

Three years ago, we had the chance to sit down with newly elected leader of the Conservative Party (then Speaker of the House) Andrew Scheer to talk to him about his inspiration to get involved in politics, what it's like to be the Speaker and what he didn't let stand in his way.Read more
ParticipationWednesday, June 07, 2017

Vote PopUp: Every Voice Matters

Every vote counts and every voice matters. That's why, during the BC election, community groups like South Vancouver Neighbourhood House partnered with Samara Canada and Elections BC to run Vote PopUps across the Metro Vancouver area. Read their stories here!Read more
Happening NowTuesday, June 06, 2017

R.I.P. Avie Bennett

We at Samara Canada were very sad to learn of the passing of Avie Bennett this weekend. Avie was a good friend and long-time supporter of Samara.Read more
Happening NowFriday, June 02, 2017

Watch Samara's Walrus Talk!

As part of a national tour focusing on the future of our country, this past March, Jane Hilderman delivered a Walrus Talk on building Canada's democratic infrastructure at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Watch her speech now!Read more
ParticipationSaturday, May 27, 2017

The New Canadian Normal

What was once considered a fringe idea for how to select party leaders is now the new Canadian normal. Today, on the day the Conservative Party unveils its new leader, guest blogger Harout Manougian tells the story of how this came to pass.Read more


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Happening NowThursday, May 18, 2017

Big Impact on a Budget

In 2016, Samara contributed to improving politics through illuminating research, innovative programming and engaging events. As a supporter of Samara, this is your impact. And we are honoured to have made it together.Read more
Happening NowSaturday, May 13, 2017

Turning Parliament inside out

Is it time to turn Canada's Parliament inside out? Members of Parliament think so. And they've laid out their ideas for how to do it in a new book published today!Read more
Happening NowTuesday, May 09, 2017

Q&A with Jamie Swift and Ian McKay

Q&A with Jamie Swift and Ian McKay, authors of The Vimy Trap. Read more
Happening NowFriday, May 05, 2017

Q&A with Kamal Al-Solaylee

Q&A with Kamal Al-Solaylee, author Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (To Everyone).Read more
Happening NowWednesday, April 26, 2017

How do you market democracy?

Hundreds of young Canadian marketers recently tackled this question thanks to Samara being chosen by the Globe and Mail's 2017 Young Lions and Young Marketers Competition. See the winning campaigns!Read more
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