Canada is not a true democracy. A true democracy includes those who don’t vote. One of the fundamental cornerstones or truths in democracy is:
Consent of the governed.
We give our consent to be governed by participating in voting and voting for the person we wish to govern on our behalf.
This is a fundamental truth that the government of Canada will even agree on. (I called and asked them).
Now here is the simple way to prove we are not a democracy. The people who do not vote in Canada do not count. If you speak with elections Canada and ask them what happens when the majority of the population don’t vote, they will tell you that it doesn’t matter, that even if only a thousand people voted then whoever got the most votes wins.
If we are truly giving our consent to be governed, we are removing that consent by not voting. It doesn’t matter the reason either. Once we remove that consent that should be it. The government should dissolve and a new system should take it’s place. However, according to the government, that isn’t the case. The government goes one, without the consent. Therefor, it is not a democracy. It is a tyranny. When a small group of people get to decide for the rest and use force to push their rules on them, then that is a tyranny.
In the city were I live, we had our local elections this year. Only 35% of the population voted. That means 65% removed their consent. If this was a democracy, our city government would have disbanded and a new one should have replaced it. Instead we have the people that a small group decided on. That is tyranny. You can claim it isn’t all you want but when the majority say no by removing their consent and the government continues then that isn’t a true democracy.