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Paul Thomas

Senior Research Associate, Samara Centre for Democracy

Paul Thomas is a Senior Research Associate at the Samara Centre for Democracy, an organization dedicated to strengthening Canadian Democracy through research and public engagement. He is also an Adjunct Research Professor with the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Programme in Political Management.

Paul has spent more than a decade working in and researching British and Canadian politics. After completing the Parliamentary Internship Programme and serving as a researcher for Senator Yoine Goldstein, he relocated to London to work in government relations for Cancer Research UK. Paul then completed a PhD in Political Science at the University of Toronto and a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Carleton University.

Paul has published several articles and book chapters on legislative politics in Canada and the UK, and co-authored the book Religion and Canadian Party Politics. He serves on the board of the Canadian Study of Parliament Group.