Blog - The Samara Centre for Democracy


Happening NowSaturday, December 21, 2019

Top 4 Highlights of 2019

Find out what work we're most proud of this year at the Samara Centre!Read more
Happening NowWednesday, 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.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, November 05, 2019

Stronger Democracy Campaign

Learn about our campaign to strengthen Canadian democracy during the 2019 federal election!Read more
Happening NowMonday, October 21, 2019

Happy Election Day!

Not sure how to vote or what you’ll need? Here’s what you need to know!Read more
Happening NowThursday, October 17, 2019

Kendall Anderson is Samara's New ED

We're pleased to announce that Kendall Anderson is our new Executive Director here at the Samara Centre! Our co-founder, Michael MacMillan, pens a letter to say farewell to Jane Hilderman as former Executive Director, and welcome Kendall as the new leader of the organization.Read more
Happening NowThursday, October 17, 2019

Farewell from Jane Hilderman

Our former Executive Director, Jane Hilderman, reflects on her time at the Samara Centre as she passes the torch to Kendall Anderson. Read more
Happening NowWednesday, October 16, 2019

Brexit & Heckling: A Growing Issue

Concerns about the safety of Members of Parliament and other politicians around the world have been growing as of late with the advent of Brexit and the rise of angry political rhetoric, both within government and out of it. Louise Cockram, a PhD candidate at Carleton University, explores the reasons why this is a problem that needs to be stopped.Read more
Happening NowThursday, September 19, 2019

Field Guide to Online Conversations

Bringing together insights from the study of difficult conversations and social media, as well as new survey data, we present The Samara Centre’s Field Guide to Online Political Conversations.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, September 11, 2019

Samara's Democracy Platform

This election, we recommend nine non-partisan, evidence-based changes to address pressing and documented challenges facing Canadian Parliament.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, 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.Read more
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