Blog - The Samara Centre for Democracy


Happening Now Tuesday, 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.
Happening NowThursday, September 19, 2019

Samara Releases "Field Guide"

Bringing together insights from the study of difficult conversations and social media, as well as new survey data, we present The Samara Centre’s Field Guide to Online Political Conversations.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, September 11, 2019

Samara Releases Platform

This election, we recommend nine non-partisan, evidence-based changes to address pressing and documented challenges facing Canadian Parliament.Read more
LeadershipTuesday, September 10, 2019

The Reform Act Revisited

In 2014, MP Michael Chong introduced The Reform Act in hopes of beginning to rebalance the relationship between MPs and their parties. Here we examine the four requirements brought into effect by this legislation.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, July 24, 2019

Party Favours Media Roundup

Rounding up some of the press coverage and public response to our latest report, Party Favours: How federal election candidates are chosen.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, 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.Read more
Happening NowMonday, July 01, 2019

Happy Canada Day!

This Canada Day, we're pleased to announce that we've registered as federal lobbyists to help fight for a stronger democracy. Learn how you can join the fight, too.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, May 28, 2019

Our Spring Roundup

Before looking ahead to the summer, find out what the Samara Centre has been up to this spring!Read more
Happening NowWednesday, May 15, 2019

Is Populism on the Rise in Canada?

Last week, the Samara Centre released "Don’t Blame 'The People': The Rise of Elite-led Populism in Canada," a report that uses comparative data to help answer the question: is populism on the rise in Canada?Read more
Happening NowMonday, May 06, 2019

"Speaking of Democracy" Exhibit

The Samara Centre is proud to announce the opening of “Speaking of Democracy”, an exhibit on which we collaborated with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.Read more
Happening NowMonday, April 15, 2019

#SamaraChat XV Recap

In light of the Samara Centre's latest Democracy 360 research, we recently hosted our fifteenth #SamaraChat on Twitter to find out what Canadians think about the state of their democracy. See highlights from the conversation here.Read more
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