The Samara Centre's Spring Roundup

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The Samara Centre's Spring Roundup

Before looking ahead to the summer, find out what the Samara Centre for Democracy has been up to this spring!

Don’t Blame “The People”

Is populism on the rise in Canada? This is the question the Samara Centre set out to answer in our latest report: Don’t Blame “The People”. Responding to widespread interest, this research was featured in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto StarThe Washington Post, and Maclean's, and caused quite a stir on Reddit. We also appeared on CBC’s Power & Politics, CPAC’s PrimeTime Politics, and over 30 radio stations across the country.

Head over to YouTube to watch our Research Director and Program Manager unpack the report's findings.

Speaking of Democracy

The Samara Centre was proud to have contributed to the creation of Speaking of Democracy, an exhibit about the roots, condition, and promise of democracy, presented by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Showcasing 28 quotes carefully selected by Her Honour, the exhibit launched at the end of April and will be on display at Queen’s Park throughout the spring and summer.

Explore all the quotes on the exhibit’s official website, or learn more about the launch on our blog.

New Workshops and Resources Coming Soon

We’re excited to announce that, with the support of the Digital Citizen Initiative, the Samara Centre is developing two election-focused projects. Firstly, with Boys and Girls Club of Canada, we’re designing a series of digital, media, and civic literacy workshops and engagement opportunities, which will be available at the end of the summer. Secondly, we’re building resources to support Canadians in holding constructive, civil, and safe political discussions online during the election and beyond.

To learn more about these projects, email Yvonne.

The Democracy Project Live

As a Democracy Project partner, the Samara Centre was invited to share our findings from the 2019 Democracy 360 on CPAC’s The Democracy Project Live, a live broadcast celebrating the launch of the project. This special event brought together a range of voices to discuss democracy’s threats and challenges, including journalist Jennifer Ditchburn, Yellowhead Institute Director Hayden King, author David Moscrop, and former US Labor Secretary Robert Reich. We were honoured to host a reception before the event.

Stream the full broadcast over at The Democracy Project.

As we approach another important election season, keep an eye on this space for more exciting Samara Centre news and updates!

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