Announcing the EPCitizen Jury and more

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Announcing the EPCitizen Jury and more


Announcing the Everyday Political Citizen Jury!

What could be more Canadian than an NHL defenceman, a political satirist and a former mayor of Iqaluit? We’re happy to announce that Grant ClitsomeRick Mercer and Madeleine Redfern are all part of this year'sEveryday Political Citizen jury!

After nominations for the contest close on October 31st, it will be the task of this group of 15 spectacular Canadians assembled from across the country to select the contest’s winners for 2014. You can check out the full jury right here and head right over here to nominate an Everyday Political Citizen in your community.

The Everyday Political Citizen project is about celebrating the unsung heroes of Canadian democracy. We run this project as a contest and invite Canadians to nominate the Everyday Political Citizens who inspire them. This includes not just those involved in formal streams of partisan engagement but also those organizing at a grassroots level to make their communities better, everyone from 12-year-old Tia Carey from Guelph and Nova Scotian high school teacher Neeta Kumar-Britten to Calgarian writer and activist Chris Turner.

All nominees are featured on the Everyday Political Citizen website and shared with our social media network. In its first year, the EPCitizen contest brought in 231 nominations from coast to coast to coast, and nominees were recognized by Members of Parliament, media and community leaders. Nominations for this cross-country competition can come from anyone--including you!

It only takes a few minutes to give a colleague or friend the recognition they deserve. To see if there's a nominee in your riding (or cheer yourself up about the state of our political culture!), check out this interactive map. And nominate an EPCitizen today!

You can also join EPCitizen Sponsor Bennett Jones in supporting the work we do at Samara.Donations made between now and October 31 will go toward prizes and a year-end event celebrating EPCitizen winners. Please DONATE NOW.

"Tragedy in the Commons" events this fall


Since Tragedy in the Commons was published this spring, we've held events across Canada and have been overwhelmed by the positive response and support we've received.

We're excited to continue this conversation with several new events this fall.

TONIGHT - Why Should I Care?

Tonight, September 8th, Michael MacMillan and MP for Wellington-Halton Hills Michael Chong will lead a 'Why Should I Care?' discussion on federal politics, power and changes to the role of the MP. There's still time to RSVP.

Toronto Board of Trade Lunch

On October 8th, Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan will be joined by special guests the Honourable John Godfrey, the Honourable Monte Solberg and Canadian journalist Kevin Newman for the Toronto Region Board of Trade Distinguished Speaker Series lunch. Get your tickets today!

See the full listings on our events page.

Be sure to check back often!

Become a Samara Supporter

Samara is a charity. Through our research and educational programming, we encourage Canadians to get involved in politics.

If you'd like to become a Samara supporter, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us further our research and community programming.

All proceeds from Tragedy in the Commons go to Samara and support our future work. If you haven't bought a book yet, you can buy one by clicking on this link.



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