Next Liberal leader faces serious challenges


This week on The House, with just one week left in the Liberal Party of Canada's leadership race, we take a closer look at the party's future.

For almost two years, interim leader Bob Rae has been trying to reverse the party's fortunes, address its fundraising issues, and re-engage Liberal supporters. Now that his time in charge is coming to an end, we ask Rae if he has any regrets.

Then, it's almost impossible to discuss the future of the Liberal Party without discussing the leadership candidate who -- ever since he confirmed he was running -- has been widely portrayed as the front-runner. The CBC's Alison Crawford goes on the campaign trail with Justin Trudeau.

Then, what challenges will the new leader face heading into the next general election? Brooke Jeffrey, the author of Divided Loyalties: The Liberal Party of Canada 1984-2008; Andrew Coyne, political columnist for the National Post; and pollster Nik Nanos of Nanos Research are here to tackle the question.

The CBC's Kady O'Malley joins us with her unique take on how Liberal supporters and members will elect their new leader, and to explain what a fauxvention is.

Finally, in light of a massive document leak that seems to be shedding light on offshore banking, we ask Canada's Revenue Minister Gail Shea if her department has the tools it needs to track down tax evaders.


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