The Samara Centre for Democracy

Don't Blame "The People"

Don't Blame "The People"

This report uses new data to answer the question: Is Canada having a populist moment? And if so, why is that a problem?

Samara's Spring Roundup

Blog: The Samara Centre's Spring Roundup

Before looking ahead to the summer, find out what the Samara Centre for Democracy has been up to this spring!

2019 Democracy 360

2019 Democracy 360

The third report card on how Canadians communicate, participate, and lead in politics.

Investing in Civic Literacy

Investing in Canadians' Civic Literacy

A report on what civic literacy is, why it matters, and how we can foster a more civically literate public.


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The Samara Centre for Democracy is a non-partisan charity dedicated to strengthening Canada’s democracy. The Samara Centre produces innovative, action-oriented research that illuminates the evidence and reforms needed to make Canadian politics more accessible, responsive, and inclusive. Through original engagement programming, we provide active citizens and public leaders with tools and resources designed to engage Canadians in their democracy.





Globe and Mail op-ed


Is Canada Having a Populist Moment?




Is Canada having a populist moment? 
Watch as our Research Director and Program Manager unpack the findings from our latest report.


Is Canada Having a Populist Moment?


Rick Mercer





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