|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga—Brampton South
May 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Navdeep Bains|
|Mississauga City Councillor|
|Preceded by||Cliff Gyles|
|Succeeded by||Bonnie Crombie|
November 7, 1973
|Political party||Progressive Conservative (1988-2003)
|Alma mater||University of Western Ontario|
Eve Adams, MP ( Horvat; born November 7, 1973) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2011 election as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. On February 9, 2015, she announced she would cross the floor to sit with the Liberal Party. She represents the electoral district of Mississauga—Brampton South.
After graduating from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in psychology, Adams went to work at Queen's Park for eight years, while Mike Harris was Premier of Ontario, in the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Citizenship, and Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology.
Subsequently, she was Executive Director of an international accounting association operating in Canada and the United States.
From 2003 to 2011, 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.
Federal political career
Adams entered politics with three successful elections and seven years as a city and regional councillor in Mississauga. In her first election, Adams was one of 21 candidates. She won that election and went on to increase her plurality in each subsequent re-election.
Adams' 2011 campaign has claimed $920 in indirect expenses (meals, dry-cleaning etc.) These expenses have been accepted by Elections Canada.
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. In August 2013, Adams was appointed parliamentary secretary for Health.
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 seventeen minutes in protest of a set of $6 carwashes which she deemed unsatisfactory.
Adams became involved in a nomination battle, in 2014, in the new Oakville North—Burlington riding, after her existing riding was split. On March 19 Adams attended a riding association meeting, though her ability to attend the meeting as a member of the EDA was in question. A board member and paid campaign worker for Adams' rival, reportedly asked Adams to leave, and when she declined that board member threatened to contact the police. Adams was also accused of sending mail to voters outside her riding. However, this activity is permitted by House of Commons rules. Facing internal investigations into their campaign activities by the party, both Adams and her rival, Natalia Lishchyna, withdrew their candidacies. Adams was formally notified on January 29, 2015 by party president John Walsh that she would not be allowed to run as a Conservative in the upcoming federal election due to "misconduct" during the Oakville North—Burlington nomination campaign.
In the mid-90s she married Peter Adams, a former aide to Michael Wilson when he was in Brian Mulroney's cabinet. Peter Adams later worked as her campaign manager on her first municipal campaign. In 2011 he ran to succeed her in her council seat after she was elected to Parliament. The Adamses have one son.
Eve Adams is now engaged to Dimitri Soudas, former director of communications and senior adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whom she began dating in 2011. Soudas was accused of favouritism in his support of Adams's nomination campaign in 2014 and was forced to resign from his post as executive director of the federal Conservative Party on March 30, 2014.
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Mississauga—Brampton South|
|Conservative||Eve Adams||23,632||44.72||+11.76||$ 90,006.33|
|New Democratic||Jim Glavan||9,465||17.91||+6.07|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||52,847||100.0||+18.77||$ 96,095.05|
|Total rejected ballots||351||0.66||-0.10|
|Mississauga Municipal Election - 2010 - Ward 5|
|Eve Adams (X)||9,795||66.75||$41,466.09|
|Mahmood Malik||385||2.62||In Default|
|Mississauga Municipal Election - 2006 - Ward 5|
|Eve Adams (X)||5,704||45.77||$29,023.02|
|Karman Singh Punian||2,352||18.87||8,975.6|
|Ricardo C. Francis||861||6.91||7,879.74|
|Rana Ahmad||490||3.93||In Default|
|Stephen Largy||203||1.63||In Default|
|Said M. Aldajani||71||0.57||–|
|Mississauga Municipal Election - 2003 - Ward 5|
|Eve Adams (X)||3,793||30.66||$34,209|
|Karam Singh Punian||1,082||8.75||9,700|
|Harji Bajwa||898||7.26||In Default|
|Cliff Gyles||572||4.62||In Default|
|Nasir Majeed||294||2.38||In Default|
|Sarbjit Singh Bhatia||193||1.56||6,874|
|Gurjit Singh Bhatti||173||1.4||9,850|
|Sajjan Singh Sidhu||94||0.76||1,958|
|Said M. Aldajani||67||0.54||574|
|Meena Hardatt||59||0.48||In Default|
|James A. Girvin||30||0.24|
|Jay S. Kang||18||0.15|
- "Councillor Eve Adams ousts star Liberal to become an MP". Toronto Star, May 3, 2011.
- "Conservative MP Eve Adams crosses floor to Liberals". The Globe and Mail, February 9, 2015.
- "Is new Mississauga Tory MP Eve Adams poised for stardom?". Toronto Star, May 3, 2011.
- "All about Eve". Maclean's. August 5, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- Payton, Laura (11 June 2013). "Personal expenses claimed by Tory MP include salon visits". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- "Parliamentary Secretary Eve Adams Announces Intuit Canada Will Offer Priority Hiring to Canadian Veterans". Veterans Affairs Canada, June 25, 2013.
- "Eve Adam's fight over $6 car washes drew PMO involvement — Adams parked car, blocked traffic to demand $6 refund for car wash last December". CBC News, April 2, 2014.
- "Eve Adams: No stranger to controversy". CTV News, February 9, 2015
- "A Brewing Controversy in the Conservative Party of Canada". The Agenda, March 25, 2014.
- "Tory MP Eve Adams accused of misusing taxpayer funds by soliciting voters outside her riding by mail". National Post, March 29, 2014.
- Fitz-Morris, James. "Tory MP Eve Adams quits bitter nomination race, cites health". CBC News. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
- "Tory MP Eve Adams quits Oakville-North Burlington nomination fight". Toronto Star. August 2, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- "Eve Adams barred by Conservatives before move to Liberals" (Toronto Star). February 9, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- "Eve Adams, former Conservative MP, joins Liberal caucus". CBC News, February 9, 2015
- Fitz-Morris, James (1 August 2014). "Tory MP Eve Adams quits bitter nomination race, cites health". CBC News. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
- Sonja Puzio (March 30, 2014). "Dimitri Soudas Out of Top Conservative Job". CTV News.
- Eve Adams - Official Website
- Eve Adams - Parliament of Canada
- Eve Adams - Parliamentary Profile
- Eve Adams - openparliament.ca