Blog - The Samara Centre for Democracy


Happening Now Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Samara Centre Speaks at PROC

The Samara Centre for Democracy appeared before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) to share recommendations on virtual hybrid proceedings provisions in Parliament.
Happening NowWednesday, February 03, 2021

Confronting Online Harm

Join us on February 11th for a critical and timely discussion about how online harm impacts Canadian politics, featuring MPs Charlie Angus, Iqra Khalid, and Bob Zimmer.Read more
LeadershipThursday, January 28, 2021

New Report: Locally Grown

Today, we bring you the results of the first Canadian Municipal Barometer survey in "Locally Grown: A survey of municipal politicians in Canada."Read more
Happening NowThursday, January 07, 2021

Three Updates Heading into 2021

At the Samara Centre, the new year brings renewed commitment, energy, and leadership. We are excited to announce that we will soon be launching a search for our next Executive Director, and invite you to help us spread the word!Read more
Happening NowTuesday, December 22, 2020

Samara's Highlights from 2020

As governments around the world struggled to contain the pandemic, 2020 was the year that democracies learned to work from home. Here’s how we fought for democracy in a year unlike any other.Read more
LeadershipWednesday, December 16, 2020

Advice for Debates Commission

Late last year, the Samara Centre for Democracy was asked to provide advice to the Leaders’ Debates Commission following the first election in which it was active. We share those reflections and recommendations here.Read more
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
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