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  • April 03, 2020

    COVID-19: An Update from our Executive Director

    During this crisis, our team is working to monitor Canada’s democracy in a state of emergency, understand democratic representation in a time of physical distancing, and support civic education and knowledge translation remotely.
  • April 02, 2020

    Parliament Under Pressure: Evaluating Parliament’s performance in response to COVID-19 (Summary)

    With Parliament set to convene once again to pass additional COVID-19 measures, we present an evaluation of Parliament’s first two rounds of emergency lawmaking, highlighting what our national legislature and leaders got right and what they got wrong.
  • March 23, 2020

    The psychology behind bad online arguments

    It’s hard to disagree civilly and constructively. Social media makes it that much harder. This blog post explores nine obstacles to better online political conversations and shares proven ways to overcome them.
  • March 17, 2020

    COVID-19: A Special Message from our Executive Director

    The spread of COVID-19 is a powerful reminder that our democratic system is the responsibility of all Canadians. To learn how the Samara Centre is adjusting to these new realities, continue reading.
  • February 26, 2020

    Real House Lives is now available!

    The Samara Centre is thrilled to announce the release of Real House Lives: Former Members of Parliament on How to Reclaim Democratic Leadership, a new book based on our latest round of MP exit interviews, and the sequel to our #1 bestseller Tragedy in the Commons.
  • February 14, 2020

    The Samara Centre presents In Defence of Democracy

    This past November, the Samara Centre for Democracy was proud to present In Defence of Democracy, a fireside chat between bestselling author Anand Giridharadas and acclaimed journalist Nahlah Ayed in front of a live audience in Toronto.
  • January 21, 2020

    What can MPs learn from the 42nd Parliament? Read our new report to find out!

    Our new report measures how well the last Parliament scrutinized the Government, the extent of partisanship within and between parties, and the level of civil and constructive debate, and compares it to previous Parliaments.
  • January 17, 2020

    Is the Reform Act still a thing? The Samara Centre investigates

    Less than five years ago, Parliament passed The Reform Act with overwhelming cross-party support. But has the Reform Act lived up to its objectives? The Samara Centre investigates.
  • December 21, 2019

    Here are the Four Things We're Most Proud of This Year!

    Find out what work we're most proud of this year at the Samara Centre!
  • December 04, 2019

    What are Minority Governments?

    With the 43rd Parliament set to get underway tomorrow, we explain what a minority government is, how it's formed, and what it means for Canadian democracy.