Levesque vs. trudeau the media loves a face and a personality. Television turns politics into the face of leaders. The pm says in the battle of champions i was the champion that won . Harper beat ignatief not conservatives beat the liberals . If the leader lost it"s your fault. Say your cabinet was elected because of the leader. Pm"s don"t have to many showdowns with their cabinet but when they do he says it was because of his leadership. Pm is the central player in the house of commons directly or indirectly he controls much of the agenda of what happens can always stand up to intervene in speeches. The first questions in question period are always directed to him. Can always decide who in his canibet will answer questions on which topic. The pm can direct someone else to answer questions for you, or answer questions himself.