Inside 48 hours and a momentum shift on the Conservative campaign - 2019-10-20
Repeated questions from reporters about his GST claim were clearly frustrating for Scheer's road team, as Conservative staffers pointed out the Liberals were playing their own numbers game and making false claims about Conservative spending cuts.
If the mood behind the scenes was starting to harden, it was only made worse late Friday when The Globe and Mail broke a story that claimed a well-known political operative was hired by the Conservatives to secretly sling mud at Maxime Bernier and The People's Party of Canada. CBC News also published the story.
Scheer had to have known he would be bombarded by questions about the story when he stood before reporters at his daily news conference Saturday morning.