On October 20, 2022 the Samara Centre for Democracy appeared as a witness before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Procedures and House Affairs. The purpose was to contribute to a study about maintaining hybrid proceedings for the House of Commons and its committees.
Executive Director Sabreena Delhon provided testimony in favour of maintaining hybridity. She drew on recent research, including findings from the Samara Centre’s MP Exit Interview project, to emphasize how it would further a representative, efficient and modern democracy. This testimony received coverage in The Hill Times.
“If the House wants to attract and retain high quality individuals with varied training and innovative problem solving abilities, it will need to be responsive to larger changes happening in Canada’s new world of work.” — Sabreena Delhon, Executive Director of the Samara Centre for Democracy