Alison Loat

Alison Loat is the executive director and co-founder of Samara, a charitable organization dedicated to increasing political participation in Canada. She’s the co-author of Tragedy in the Commons: Former Members of Parliament Speak out about Canada’s Failing Democracy, which is based on Samara’s Member of Parliament Exit Interviews, conducted with nearly 80 former MPs who gave unprecedented access and insight to the inner workings, successes and shortcomings of Canada’s political system. Find out more at

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