Samara Centre for Democracy Humans of the House

What inspires a person to run for office? What skills do they need if they win the job? Is the House of Commons a ‘good’ or effective workplace? 

These questions and many more are explored in the Samara Center for Democracy’s 6-episode podcast series Humans of the House  and 2-part series in French, Les Personnages de la Chambre.  Former Members of Parliament share the good, the bad and the ugly about their time on Parliament Hill in a series of exit interviews.  

The Samara Center partnered with the Social Studies Educators Network of Canada to develop learning resources for teachers to use in their classrooms.