Samara aims to find out which political party is the most democratic
By Neil MossJul. 25, 2018
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Samara wants parties to work together to promote internal party democracy, but is concerned parties—led by Liberal Leader and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, centre, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, right—might not want to be questioned on their inner workings. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
The Samara Centre for Democracy is in the process of a new series of reports that will peg political parties against each other “to promote positive competition” around internal party democracy.
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