The War Room - August 31, 2011

Power and Politics - The War Room from the CBC News Network

Today: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named columnist Angelo Persichilli as his director of communications. We get The War Room take on Harper's new right-hand man. And Canada's economy shrinks for the first time since the recession. Does this mean a double dip recession is on the horizon? Finally, Bob Rae says the Liberals have ruled out a merger, but both Liberal and NDP MPs are stepping forward to support the idea.

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