The 1837 Society will provide a forum in which Canadian youth may discuss and analyze in an informed, academic manner domestic issues of policy, governance, and democratic engagement.

The Society is multi-partisan. It encourages dialogue on issues pertaining to freedom of information, transparency and accountability in government, and effective representative democracy. We stand for the crafting of policy based on reason, logic, and the effective use of available information. We will encourage critical dialogue on policies clearly driven by emotion and dogma. We are united by our love of rigorous political analysis, and by our love of Canada and Canadian democracy.

Conceptualized in 2011 by Chris Burke (University of Waterloo ’13), Alex Ripley (University of Toronto 1T3) and Alexandra Savilo (University of Toronto 1T3), the 1837 Society seeks to provide a forum in which Canadian youth may articulate, discuss, and refine plans and ideas related to the creation of working solutions and improvements to various aspects of Canada’s present day political system. The Society is multi-partisan. It encourages dialogue on issues regarding to freedom of information, transparency and accountability in government, effective representative democracy, and any other issue pertaining to Canadian democracy.

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