126 days, 197 new MPs

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126 days, 197 new MPs

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Just 126 days ago 197 new MPs were sworn into office. 
From setting up offices, to joining a committee, to asking their first question during Question Period—there’s a lot to learn as a new MP. In fact, Samara's research with former MPs indicates that the first months as a new MP are often the hardest. 

We're excited to share that Samara has put together Welcome Packages for new MPs to help them transition to their new roles and become effective parliamentarians for Canadians.

The Welcome Packages include:

  • Best practices for new MPs based on Samara's 80 exit interviews with former MPs showcased in our book Tragedy in the Commons;
  • An MP website checklist on how to create an informative and engaging website for their constituents; and
  • New research on heckling in the House of Commons that discourages personal attacks and demeaning language.

We’re almost ready to send them off, but we need your help. The cost of sending each Welcome Package is $25.  Would you be willing to help us send 1, 3 or even 5 Welcome Packages?  With 197 new MPs, every bit helps. Your donation helps support a stronger democracy.  

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