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Today: The US government calls for the Syrian President to step down. What Canada's next move? Tim Powers of Summa Strategies, former NDP MP Lorne Nystrom and Rob Silver of Crestview Strategy are in The War Room.

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Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 29, 2011 Aug 29, 2011 | 22:41Today: Liberal MPs meet in Ottawa for their annual summer caucus retreat. Rebuilding the Liberal brand tops the agenda. The NDP are also focused on rebuilding, as the NDP leadership shifts into focus. Is a merger between the two parties a realistic option? Ian Capstick of MediaStyle, Geoff Norquay of Eearnscliffe Strategy and former Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay are in The War Room.
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Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - September 12, 2011 Sep 12, 2011 | 20:34Today: Brian Topp becomes the first declared candidate in the NDP leadership race. He will step down as party president once he files his candidacy papers on Thursday. Brian Topp is in The War Room, along with Jaime Watt of Navigator Ltd, former NDP MP Lorne Nystrom and Rob Silver of Crestview Strategy.
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Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - May 3, 2011 May 3, 2011 | 23:17Today...For the first time in seven years, Canada has elected a majority government. What should we expect from the Tories, now that they've taken the full reigns of power? And what about the NDP? With so much of its massive support coming from Quebec, how will that change the party's priorities? Plus, how will the Grits rebuild and will the Bloc survive?
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Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - May 4, 2011 May 4, 2011 | 23:04Today: They're being called the class of 2011. An onslaught of rookie New Democrat MPs will soon be filing into the House of Commons. What challenges will this pose to the NDP as they rise to Official Opposition status? Pierre-Luc Dusseault, the newly elected NDP MP for Sherbrooke, Quebec and the youngest person ever elected to Parliament joins us in The War Room. And even with a majority win, the Tories deal with some gaping holes in the party -- namely four empty cabinet minister seats. Who will Harper choose? Today's political strategists are Ian Capstick of MediaStyle, Scott Reid of Feschuk Reid and Jaime Watt of Navigator Limited.
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network - The War Room - May 5, 2011May 5, 2011 | 22:50Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - May 5, 2011 Audio
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - May 5, 2011 May 5, 2011 | 22:50Today: The NDP war room is still busy post-election. From Deputy Leader Thomas Mulcair's comments questioning the existence of Osama bin Laden photos to alleged irregularities with nomination papers for that Vegas-visiting MP-elect, there's a lot of backpedaling going on. Is the NDP ready for primetime? And the Conservatives are dealing with their own party gaffes. A re-elected Tory MP has already made comments about scrapping the short-form census...which he then quickly retracted. Should we expect more of this from all the parties in the days ahead? Ian Capstick of MediaStyle, Katie Telford of Strategy Corp. and Geoff Norquay of Earnscliffe Strategy are in The War Room.
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Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - May 6, 2011 May 6, 2011 | 16:22Today… Now that the liberals are down 43 seats and one leader, the bigger questions emerge: who will be the next leader? And how will the leadership race affect the party? Could it divide them? Jim Armour of Summa Strategies, Scott Reid of Feschuck Reid and Robin Sears of Navigator Ltd are in The War Room.
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Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 18, 2011 Aug 18, 2011 | 16:38Today: The US government calls for the Syrian President to step down. What Canada's next move? Tim Powers of Summa Strategies, former NDP MP Lorne Nystrom and Rob Silver of Crestview Strategy are in The War Room.
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Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network - The War Room - August 19, 2011Aug 19, 2011 | 15:41Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 19, 2011 Audio
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 19, 2011 Aug 19, 2011 | 15:41Stay the course and stick with the plan. That's the message Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered at today's finance committee meeting. But is that the best approach? And how open and upfront is the Finance Minister's message? Former Ontario Conservative Cabinet Minister Janet Ecker, John Duffy of Strategy Corp. and NDP activist Rebecca Blaikie are in The War Room.
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network - The War Room - August 22, 2011Aug 22, 2011 | 16:49Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 22, 2011 Audio
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 22, 2011 Aug 22, 2011 | 16:49Today: NDP Leader Jack Layton has lost his battle with cancer. He was 61 years old. His passing comes just months after leading the NDP to unprecedented success. To talk about Jack Layton's life and legacy, we're in the war room with NDP President Brian Topp, Geoff Norquay of Earnscliffe Strategy and Rob Silver of Crestview Strategy.
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network - The War Room - August 23, 2011Aug 23, 2011 | 21:36Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 23, 2011 Audio
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 23, 2011 Aug 23, 2011 | 21:36Today: A day after Jack Layton's death, the country mourns. Canadians are left with his farewell letter, filled with hope and love. But the NDP leader also took a practical approach in his final goodbye. He looked towards the future, discussing the selection of a new leader. What are the next steps for the NDP? Ian Capstick of Media Style, Jim Armour of Summa Strategies, and former Liberal MP Karen Redman are in The War Room.
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network - The War Room - August 24, 2011Aug 24, 2011 | 15:31Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 24, 2011 Audio
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 24, 2011 Aug 24, 2011 | 15:31Today: Jack Layton returns to Parliament Hill for the final time. Dignitaries and members of Parliament visit his closed casket in the House of Commons foyer. The War Room is on location at the Hill with former Conservative Cabinet Minister Stockwell Day, Marcella Munro of Earnscliffe Strategy and former Liberal MP Mark Holland.
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Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 26, 2011 Aug 26, 2011 | 17:43Today: British Columbia finds out the results of the HST referendum. How will this impact the province and Canada? Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Stockwell Day, Marcella Munro of Earnscliffe Strategy and Rob Silver of Crestview Strategy are in The War Room.
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network - The War Room - August 30, 2011Aug 30, 2011 | 16:51Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 30, 2011 Audio
Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network The War Room - August 30, 2011 Aug 30, 2011 | 16:51Today: Questions around NDP leadership heat up. As does the idea of a merger between the Liberals and the NDP. Would Canada benefit under a two party system? Jaime Watt of Navigator Ltd, Marcella Munro of Earnscliffe Strategy and former Liberal MP Alexandra Mendes are in The War Room.

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