Eve Adams

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Eve Adams
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga—Brampton South
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2, 2011
Preceded by Navdeep Bains
Mississauga City Councillor
In office
2003–2011
Preceded by Cliff Gyles
Succeeded by Bonnie Crombie
Constituency Ward 5
Personal details
Born Eve Horvat
(1973-11-07) November 7, 1973 (age 41)
Sudbury, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Children 1

Eve Adams, M.P. (née Horvat; born November 7, 1973) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election.[1] She represents the electoral district of Mississauga—Brampton South as a member of the Conservative Party.

Background[edit]

The daughter of Hungarian and Croatian immigrants, Adams was born in Sudbury, raised in Hamilton for 14 years, lived in Mississauga for 14 years and now lives in Oakville (2 years).[2]

Adams graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She put her education on hold to work full-time when her father's legs were amputated .

Political career[edit]

Adams entered politics with three successful elections and seven years as a city and regional councillor in Mississauga.[2] In her first election, Adams was one of 21 candidates. She won that election and went on to double her plurality in each and every subsequent re-election.

Adams won the federal riding of Mississauga-Brampton South in the 2011 election, defeating incumbent Liberal Navdeep Bains by over 5,000 votes on 52,000 votes cast.

Adams' 2011 campaign has claimed $2,777 in questionable "other" personal expenses. Over 2/3rds was for childcare costs and $424.80 incuded grooming costs, dry-cleaning costs, a cupcake for a volunteer's birthday, and a steakhouse meal for volunteers. Almost all of these expenses have been accepted by Elections Canada.[3]

In May 2011, Stephen Harper appointed Adams as parliamentary secretary for Veterans Affairs. Adams led the Hire-a-Veteran initiative to encourage employers across Canada to offer priority hiring to veterans. Adams launched the initiative with Intuit Canada, Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, Queen's University, 3M and Cenovus Energy.[4]

In August 2013, Adams was appointed parliamentary secretary for Health.

Early career[edit]

For over seven years, Adams was a councillor for the City of Mississauga and Region of Peel. She was elected to serve on a number of posts, including chair of the Management Committee (budget oversight), chair of the Audit Committee, director of the Living Arts Centre and director of the Public Reporter, Enersource Corporation.

For over eight years Adams served in the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Citizenship, and Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology and went on to become the executive director of an international accounting association operating in Canada and the United States.

Personal life[edit]

Adams is engaged to former director of communications and senior adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Dimitri Soudas.[5] Soudas was accused of favouritism in his support of Adams's 2014 nomination campaign while he was executive director of the federal Conservative Party. After an investigation by the party, Soudas was dismissed.

Adams lives in Oakville, a reason cited for her running in the new electoral district of Oakville North—Burlington. She has received strong media attention regarding allegations that the MP blocked the pumps at an Esso gas station in Ottawa's west-end for ten minutes in protest of a set of $12 carwashes which she deemed unsatisfactory.[6]

In March 2014 Adams became involved in a nomination battle for the future Oakville North—Burlington riding, after her existing riding was split in five. On March 19 Adams attended a riding association meeting, though her ability to attend the meeting as a member of the EDA was in question. A board member and paid campaign worker for Adams' rival, reportedly asked Adams to leave, and when she declined that board member threatened to contact the police.[7][not in citation given (See discussion.)] Adams is also accused of sending mail to voters outside her riding. However, this activity is permitted by House of Commons rules.[8] Ultimately, Adams withdrew from the nomination race, citing her health, before a decision on whether to disqualify her and her opponent was made.[9] Adams has not announced whether she will run in her own or another riding.

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