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 byNavdeep Bains
Mississauga City Councillor
In office
2003–2011
Preceded byCliff Gyles
Succeeded byBonnie Crombie
ConstituencyWard 5
Personal details
BornEve Horvat
(1974-11-07) November 7, 1974 (age 39)
Sudbury, Ontario
Political partyConservative
Children1
 
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Eve Adams
MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga—Brampton South
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2, 2011
Preceded byNavdeep Bains
Mississauga City Councillor
In office
2003–2011
Preceded byCliff Gyles
Succeeded byBonnie Crombie
ConstituencyWard 5
Personal details
BornEve Horvat
(1974-11-07) November 7, 1974 (age 39)
Sudbury, Ontario
Political partyConservative
Children1

Eve Adams, M.P. (née Horvat; born November 7, 1974) 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 when her father's legs were amputated to work full-time.

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. Bains was considereed a top Liberal organizer and future Prime Minister.

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.

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.[5] Adams is also accused of misusing taxpayer funds by mailing to voters outside her riding by mail. However, this activity is permitted by House of Commons rules.[6] In light of the recent media attention regarding Adams behaviour, new allegations have arisen that the MP blocked the pumps at an Esso gas station in Ottawa's west-end for fifteen minutes in protest of a set of $6 carwashes which she deemed unsatisfactory.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Adams divorced her first husband after entering parliament and is now engaged to Dimitri Soudas, the former communications director for Stephen Harper.[8] and th former Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada. Soudas resigned as Executive Director of the Conservative Party on March 30, 2014, following allegations that he had used his position to intervene on Adams' behalf in the Oakville North—Burlington nomination contest ater she sustained a concussion and could not work.[9]

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