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Participation Saturday, April 22, 2017

Why March For Science?

With the March for Science taking to the streets today, this guest blog looks at why scientists should be engaged in politics, what the barriers to engagement are, and how organizing can help overcome them.
Happening NowWednesday, April 19, 2017

Q&A with James McLeod

Q&A with James McLeod, author of Turmoil, as Usual: Politics in Newfoundland and Labrador and the Road to the 2015 Election Read more
Happening NowTuesday, April 18, 2017

An accessible space for all wonks?

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Happening NowMonday, April 17, 2017

Recapping #SamaraChat XIII

A recap of the thirteenth #SamaraChat on the release of Samara's 2017 Democracy 360 report and a discussion of how we can build our democracy infrastructure for the next 150 years. Read more
Happening NowWednesday, April 12, 2017

Q&A with Christie Blatchford

Q&A with Christie Blatchford, author of Life Sentence: Stories from Four Decades of Court Reporting – or, How I Fell Out of Love with the Canadian Justice System (Especially Judges).Read more
Happening NowWednesday, March 29, 2017

The second Democracy 360 is here!

In this year of Canada's 150th birthday, Canadians have a new urgency to talk about the health of our democracy. To help kick-start this conversation, Samara has launched the second Democracy 360, a report card on the state of Canada's democracy.Read more


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ParticipationThursday, 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.Read more
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
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