It's not that hard to discern the broad outlines of Canada's commitment to democracy.
If the subject country is host to Canadian mining conglomerates, it is obviously a democracy, regardless what anti-democratic shenanigans may obtain.
On the other hand, some rogue regime like Iran that refuses to spread her legs for "foreign investment" is deemed anti-democratic.
Which means that Iran will soon bear the full brunt of Canada's sanctimonious sanction regime.
No more maple syrup for your pancakes, towelheads...