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Happening Now Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Party Favours Media Roundup

Rounding up some of the press coverage and public response to our latest report, Party Favours: How federal election candidates are chosen.
Happening NowWednesday, July 17, 2019

Samara Releases "Party Favours"

Today the Samara Centre for Democracy releases "Party Favours: How federal election candidates are chosen," a report that pries open the "black box" of nomination contests in Canada, and asks whether parties are missing an opportunity to strengthen the democratic process.Read more
Happening NowMonday, July 01, 2019

Happy Canada Day!

This Canada Day, we're pleased to announce that we've registered as federal lobbyists to help fight for a stronger democracy. Learn how you can join the fight, too.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, May 28, 2019

Our Spring Roundup

Before looking ahead to the summer, find out what the Samara Centre has been up to this spring!Read more
Happening NowWednesday, May 15, 2019

Is Populism on the Rise in Canada?

Last week, the Samara Centre released "Don’t Blame 'The People': The Rise of Elite-led Populism in Canada," a report that uses comparative data to help answer the question: is populism on the rise in Canada?Read more
Happening NowMonday, May 06, 2019

"Speaking of Democracy" Exhibit

The Samara Centre is proud to announce the opening of “Speaking of Democracy”, an exhibit on which we collaborated with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.Read more
Happening NowMonday, April 15, 2019

#SamaraChat XV Recap

In light of the Samara Centre's latest Democracy 360 research, we recently hosted our fifteenth #SamaraChat on Twitter to find out what Canadians think about the state of their democracy. See highlights from the conversation here.Read more
Happening NowMonday, April 08, 2019

Samara Speaks at PROC

Last week, the Samara Centre for Democracy appeared before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) to speak on the creation of a parallel debating chamber. Read our full remarks here.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, March 27, 2019

Our 2019 Democracy 360 is Here

The Samara Centre for Democracy is pleased to unveil the 2019 Democracy 360, our third biennial report card on how Canadians communicate, participate, and lead in politics. Read more
Happening NowFriday, February 08, 2019

Our New Acting Executive Director

Executive Director Jane Hilderman introduces Kendall Anderson, who will be filling in for her as Acting Executive Director this year.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, January 30, 2019

Investing In Civic Literacy

In today's increasingly chaotic and complex political and informational environment, an engaged, informed, discerning, and resilient citizenry is more important than ever. Read our new report on civic literacy today.Read more
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