Blog - The Samara Centre for Democracy


Happening NowFriday, April 03, 2020

COVID-19: An Update from Samara

During this crisis, our team is working to monitor Canada’s democracy in a state of emergency, understand democratic representation in a time of physical distancing, and support civic education and knowledge translation remotely.Read more
Happening NowThursday, April 02, 2020

Parliament Under Pressure

With Parliament set to convene once again to pass additional COVID-19 measures, we present an evaluation of Parliament’s first two rounds of emergency lawmaking, highlighting what our national legislature and leaders got right and what they got wrong. Read more
Happening NowTuesday, March 17, 2020

COVID-19: A Message from Samara

The spread of COVID-19 is a powerful reminder that our democratic system is the responsibility of all Canadians. To learn how the Samara Centre is adjusting to these new realities, continue reading.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, February 26, 2020

Real House Lives Now Available!

The Samara Centre is thrilled to announce the release of Real House Lives: Former Members of Parliament on How to Reclaim Democratic Leadership, a new book based on our latest round of MP exit interviews, and the sequel to our #1 bestseller Tragedy in the Commons. Read more
Happening NowFriday, February 14, 2020

In Defence of Democracy

This past November, the Samara Centre for Democracy was proud to present In Defence of Democracy, a fireside chat between bestselling author Anand Giridharadas and acclaimed journalist Nahlah Ayed in front of a live audience in Toronto.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, January 21, 2020

Samara Releases "House Inspection"

Our new report measures how well the last Parliament scrutinized the Government, the extent of partisanship within and between parties, and the level of civil and constructive debate, and compares it to previous Parliaments.Read more
Happening NowFriday, January 17, 2020

Is The Reform Act Dead?

Less than five years ago, Parliament passed The Reform Act with overwhelming cross-party support. But has the Reform Act lived up to its objectives? The Samara Centre investigates.Read more
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
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