Canada has democratic tendencies, but not necessarily a Democracy. Our Constitutional Monarchy (controlled by the Queen via the GG, to the extent allowed in our constitution) gives the Queen's rep, Ms. Jean, ultimate power, rather than ultimate power to the governing party chosen by the electorate. A political party or coalition can't "seize" power but they can convince the GG to give it to them. Either way it sucks. No matter what happens, other countries seem to either be ignoring the situation because the don't care, or are laughing at our instability.