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Happening Now Thursday, 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!
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
Happening NowThursday, May 31, 2018

Our Impact, Past and Present

Here in Ontario, things are certainly heating up—both the weather and the upcoming provincial election. What better time to get up to speed on Samara's new Ontario Election infographic, MP Exit Interviews research and event, and impact in 2017?Read more
Happening NowThursday, May 24, 2018

#MyFirstTime

With the Ontario provincial election fast approaching, Vote Savvy asked the Samara team to share our first voting experiences. Watch the video, share your own experience, and encourage young Ontarians to vote on June 7th! Read more
ParticipationThursday, May 03, 2018

DT and VPU find a new home

We are excited to share that Democracy Talks and Vote PopUp, programs incubated at Samara, will now be housed at the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University under the new Democratic Engagement Exchange. Read more
Happening NowSaturday, March 24, 2018

March for Our Lives

Today, thousands of students are expected to join March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. to end gun violence. The students of Stoneman Douglas are demonstrating they are ready and capable to work the levers of modern democracy. Youth in Canada should have the same opportunity to be heard by politicians.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, February 28, 2018

#SamaraChat XIV Recap

Following our latest research on the state of incivility in the House of Commons, last week Samara took to Twitter to ask Canadians what they thought about the culture of parliamentary debate and decorum in our fourteenth #SamaraChat.Read more
ParticipationThursday, February 01, 2018

Learning to Code for Democracy

Guest blogger Robert Furtado explores how improving Canadians’ digital literacy, especially in coding and digital media, could help democratize knowledge and skills that are currently reserved to a small elite.Read more
Happening NowThursday, January 25, 2018

The Future of Leaders’ Debates

Earlier this month, the Government of Canada opened online consultations on the issue of leadership debates in elections—namely, should they be organized differently and, if so, how? Here's what you need to know to participate in the process.Read more
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