Afghan: Canada is a great country. It is a democracy!
Canadian: Yes it is.
Afghan: In your country, if a government does something wrong, your Parliamentary committees will hold it to account.
Canadian: Actually, the government has the power to paralyze committees using procedural tricks.
Afghan: Well, surely your Parliament wouldn't stand for such tricks and would remedy the situation.
Canadian: Actually, the Prime Minister has the power to shut down Parliament at will, if he doesn't like what is going on.
Afghan(with a look of triumph): But your courts, are powerful. Surely they can hold your government to account?
Canadian: Actually, the Prime Minister has the power to ignore the Supreme Court in some cases.
Afghan: And this is the model you want to import into Afghanistan? Sir, you are wasting your time, we already have this model in place.
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