Blog - The Samara Centre for Democracy


Happening Now Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Samara Releases "Party Favours"

Today the Samara Centre for Democracy releases "Party Favours: How federal election candidates are chosen," a report that pries open the "black box" of nomination contests in Canada, and asks whether parties are missing an opportunity to strengthen the democratic process.
Happening NowThursday, December 20, 2018

2018 Year-End Wrap Up

At the Samara Centre for Democracy, it's been another exciting and eventful year dedicated to building a better politics for all Canadians. Here's a look back at some of our biggest accomplishments from the past year!Read more
Happening NowWednesday, December 19, 2018

A Holiday Message from Samara

As Canadians approach the 2019 federal election, Samara's Managing Director outlines our goals and plans for the year ahead and invites you to join us in achieving this vision for Canada's democracy.Read more
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
ParticipationThursday, July 05, 2018

Here for the people, not the party

In the run-up to the 2018 Ontario provincial election, guest blogger Sam Burton interviewed ten volunteers who worked actively on campaigns for the Liberal, PC, and NDP parties about what motivated them to get involved in formal politics. She shares her insights here.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
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
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