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Participation Thursday, February 18, 2021

Watch our discussion on online harm

Last week, the Samara Centre welcomed MPs Charlie Angus, Iqra Khalid, and Bob Zimmer for an urgent discussion on the impacts of online harm in Canadian politics. Stream the entire event on YouTube and Facebook.
Happening NowThursday, September 17, 2020

Truth Be Told

Moving ahead with our #SamaraReads contest, we share an excerpt from "Truth Be Told," written by Beverley McLachlin and shortlisted for the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize.Read more
Happening NowMonday, September 14, 2020

Claws of the Panda

As part of our #SamaraReads contest, we bring you an excerpt from "Claws of the Panda," written by Jonathan Manthorpe and shortlisted for the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize.Read more
Happening NowThursday, September 10, 2020

Peace and Good Order

Continuing on with our #SamaraReads contest, we share an excerpt from "Peace and Good Order," written by Harold R. Johnson and shortlisted for the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, September 08, 2020

Canada on the UN Security Council

Kicking off our #SamaraReads contest, we bring you an excerpt from "Canada on the United Nations Security Council," written by Adam Chapnick and shortlisted for the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize.Read more
Happening NowThursday, August 27, 2020

An Update From Our Team

With the end of summer fast approaching, businesses gradually re-opening, and schools starting back up, we'd like to take this opportunity to share some important news with you.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, June 30, 2020

A Canada Day Message from Samara

To celebrate this Canada Day, Samara Research Director Dr. Mike Morden shares a special message with all our supporters. Plus, find out what we've been up to this year and what we still have in store!Read more
Happening NowWednesday, June 17, 2020

Samara Speaks at PROC

Last week, the Samara Centre for Democracy appeared before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) to share recommendations on how Parliament should run during COVID-19. Read our full remarks here.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, June 09, 2020

The Samara Centre's 2019 In Review

We invite you to read about our work last year, and hope it inspires you to support a stronger democracy and to share our impact with others.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, May 26, 2020

Legislatures adapt to COVID-19

In this week's edition of our Democracy Monitor, we examine the emergency responses taken in each province and territory (if any), and their recent steps to resume some degree of regular operations.Read more
Happening NowMonday, May 04, 2020

A Case for Virtual Parliaments

In our latest Democracy Monitor report, we explain how government is working as a result of COVID-19 and lay out guiding principles and next steps towards a virtual Parliament.Read more
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