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Happening Now Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tracking #elxn44 toxic tweets

The Samara Centre and Areto Labs have partnered to deploy the Samara Areto Monitorbot (known as SAMbot or SAM), which will use AI to track toxic tweets received by incumbent candidates and political party leaders on the digital campaign trail.
Happening NowTuesday, December 15, 2020

A Year-end Message from Mike Morden

After a difficult year for Canadians and their democracy, our executive director highlights some of our recent work and invites you to join us in building a stronger and more resilient democracy in 2021.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, October 28, 2020

New Report: Temperature Check

Today, we're excited to release Temperature Check, a report that uses national public opinion data to examine how the pandemic has altered Canadians’ views toward their democratic system, public institutions, political leaders, and fellow citizens.Read more
ParticipationFriday, October 09, 2020

How Incivility Harms Politics

While complaints about incivility online can be used to censor or drown out critical voices, it is also true that disrespect, rudeness, harassment, and abuse online have real costs for our democracy. Find out why! Read more
Happening NowTuesday, September 22, 2020

Representation in Isolation

With tomorrow’s Throne Speech set to usher in a new parliamentary session, Members of Parliament are still struggling to agree on how the House of Commons should return to work. Our new report charts a way forward.Read more
Happening NowMonday, September 21, 2020

Canadian Justice, Indigenous Inj...

Wrapping up our #SamaraReads contest and blog series, we bring you an excerpt from "Canadian Justice, lndigenous Injustice," written by Kent Roach and shortlisted for the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize.Read more
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
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