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Happening NowThursday, November 01, 2018

Discover The Real House Lives Today

Using the stories of former MPs, The Real House Lives report provides an inside look at how partisanship is both helping and hindering the work of parliamentarians.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, September 26, 2018

Read the 2018 MP Survey

Learn about the Samara Centre's latest MP Survey, which aims to capture MPs’ personal evaluation of the House of Commons and their level of support for a dozen different reform ideas.Read more
Happening NowThursday, September 06, 2018

Ontario's Bill 5

This continually updated blog post keeps readers up-to-speed on an increasingly controversial issue: Ontario’s Bill 5 and what it means for Toronto’s upcoming municipal election.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, July 25, 2018

Go "Beyond the Barbecue" Today

Beyond the Barbecue is the second in a series of three reports that makes a case for MPs who are independent and empowered, thoughtful and engaged in three environments: Parliament, the constituency, and the party.Read more
Happening NowSaturday, June 30, 2018

A special Canada Day message

To mark this Canada Day, Jane Hilderman shares a special message, urging all Canadians to help us meet an enormous challenge facing our country. Will you help us make Canada’s democracy more accessible, responsive, and inclusive?Read more

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Happening NowThursday, June 28, 2018

Art & Democracy: Rodrigo Martí

Invited to tap into his creative expression to demonstrate his relationship and experiences with Canadian democracy, artist Rodrigo Martí joined EPCitizens for the #StrongerDemocracy Day of Learning last December. See his resulting art piece in today's blog!Read more
Happening NowFriday, June 15, 2018

Samara at Status of Women Committee

On June 12th, Samara's Executive Director appeared before the Standing Committee on the Status of Women to speak about the barriers faced by women hoping to enter politics. Read her full remarks.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, June 12, 2018

Introducing "Flip the Script"

Flip the Script is the first in a series of three reports that makes a case for MPs who are independent and empowered, thoughtful and engaged in three environments: Parliament, the constituency, and the party.Read more
Happening NowFriday, June 08, 2018

Samara on Bill C-76

On June 7th, Samara's Research Director appeared before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) to speak on Bill C-76 – an effort to comprehensively refresh our election laws. Read his full remarks.Read more
Happening NowMonday, June 04, 2018

MP Exit Interviews: Volume II

Flip the Script is the first report in the second volume of Samara's MP Exit Interview series that uses the stories of former Members of Parliament to make the case for independent, thoughtful, and engaged political representation. The report will be released on June 12th. Read more
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