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Everyday Political CitizenWednesday, September 06, 2017

The 2017 EPC contest has begun!

Samara wants to hear about the inspiring and hardworking EPCitizens in your life! Together, we can showcase the unsung heroes of our democracy who work tirelessly to make their communities and our country a better place.Read more
LeadershipWednesday, August 30, 2017

MP Exit Interviews: Summer Update

Samara launched the second round of our seminal MP Exit Interview project this past January. As summer comes to an end, we 'd like to share an update on what we've heard so far from former Members of Parliament.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, 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!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
ParticipationTuesday, August 30, 2016

Launching the EPCitizen project

Samara is excited to be launching our fourth annual Everyday Political Citizen project! Each year, Canadians from across the country nominate ordinary citizens working to make a difference in their communities.Read more

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ParticipationTuesday, May 10, 2016

What is Open Government?

What does "open government" mean and how does it affect citizens' relationship with government. We asked Kent Aitken at the Treasury Board Secretariat for a primer.Read more
Happening NowMonday, May 02, 2016

On Electoral Reform I

What is the problem that electoral reform is meant to solve? What's wrong with our current system? Here's what our community told us. Read more
Happening NowMonday, May 02, 2016

On Electoral Reform II

Different voting systems prioritize different (and sometimes competing) values, such as simplicity, representation, group power or individual power. What values should we prioritize when designing a new voting system? Read more
Happening NowMonday, May 02, 2016

On Electoral Reform III

We know most Canadians have historically not been interested in electoral reform – although they do recognize that our democracy is not working for them. How can a consultative process produce interest in the conversation? Read more
Happening NowMonday, May 02, 2016

On Electoral Reform IV

This Twitter chat set the stage for a panel the following day at the University of Ottawa hosted by the Jean-Luc Pepin Research Chair, with a keynote by the Hon. Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef. In advance of this discussion we asked our community to share advice they would offer the Minister and other parliamentarians on undertaking electoral reform. Read more
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