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Cheering or Jeering: Members Of Parliament Open Up About Civility in the House of Commons

For release January 20, 2016
Samara surveyed Members of Parliament about heckling in the 41st Parliament. 

Samara's Democracy 360

For release March 25, 2015
Samara's first-ever report card on Canada's democracy awards a "C". Causes include low participation and low trust

2014 Analysis of Members of Parliament's Websites

For release December 8, 2014
Second annual review of Members of Parliament’s websites continues to show MPs are not taking advantage of digital outlets to connect with Canadians.

Announcing the Everyday Political Citizen 2014 Winners

For release December 3, 2014
High-school teacher Tim Halman from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia named Everyday Political Citizen of the Year

Announcing the 2014 Everyday Political Citizen Jury

For release September 8, 2014
Rick Mercer, Madeleine Redfern and NHLer Grant Clitsome join a jury of prominent Canadians to champion Everyday Political Citizens

Analysis of riding association websites

For release March 10, 2014
Political parties' local chapters fail to use websites to connect with Canadians

By Invitation Only

For release February 18, 2014
Canadians award political parties largely failing grades

Everyday Political Citizen contest winners announced

For release February 3, 2014
Winners of the Everyday Political Citizen contest put a positive face on politics

Prominent Canadians name the top Political Citizens of 2013

For release January 21, 2014
Non-partisan think tank Samara and political leaders recognize thirteen ‘Everyday Political Citizens’

Members of Parliament's websites analyzed

For release December 2, 2013
Review of Members of Parliament’s websites shows most fail to seize digital opportunities to connect with Canadians.

Everyday Political Citizen

For release November 11, 2013
Rick Mercer, Kirstine Stewart and Preston Manning join a panel of Canadians to champion Everyday Political Citizens.


For release July 8, 2013
New report reveals Canadians' low political participation between elections, particularly among youth. 

MPs by the Books

For release May 13, 2013
New research finds Cabinet Ministers are among the quietest MPs in the House

Lost in Translation or Just Lost? 

For release February 4, 2013
New research analyzes how well Canadians interests are represented in the House of 

Who's the Boss?

For release December 3, 2012
New research finds satisfaction with democracy at all-time low

Occupiers and Legislators

For release June 27, 2012
Report: New research questions old assumptions about political news

The Real Outsiders

For release December 7, 2011 
New Report: Politically disengaged Canadians explain their declining participation

MP Exit Interview Reports 

For release September 14, 2011
Former Members of Parliament advise incoming MPs on improving Parliament and Canada’s political culture

It's My Party

For release April 18, 2011
Former Members of Parliament cite their own parties as a source of frustration

Welcome to Parliament

For release November 30, 2010
New report identifies little consistency in how former MPs describe the core purpose of a Member of Parliament; exposes largely unexplored aspects of Canadian political leadership