Who really wants a Democracy? Democracy has not proved to be good for anything other than allowing the masses to vote out tyrannical and incompetent leaders.
Who knows but if Trudeau was our Prime Minister until 2000, we would have had adopted a hammer and sickle and Americans would be coming up here, as Canada would have liberalized after Trudeau's death, for $20 hookers, pedophilia, cheap consumer goods and Canadians would be drinking Vodka like the Russians.
All countries need leaders like Peter the Great, Napoleon, Maria Therasa, Fredrick the Great of Prussia.
I know if Peter the Great saw Downtown Victoria he would bulldoze half of it and move the homeless to Prince George and rebuild the city.
Heck Napoleon III did the samething in Paris and no one today complains about the marvel that is modern Paris.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Haussmann (external - login to view)
We have such people in our business communities in Canada and the America but they are discouraged from entering politics.