EVE Adams, MP for Mississauga—Brampton South, was welcomed Monday to the Liberal Caucus by Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
Her partner, Dimitri Soudas, who had been in the Prime Minister’s Office and knows Stephen Harper inside out, will also be backing the Liberals, making Conservatives a bit jittery about what all he will reveal to the Liberals.
Adams later confirmed that she will seek nomination in the Toronto riding of Eglinton-Lawrence. She currently represents the riding of Mississauga Brampton-South. Currently, Finance Minister Joe Oliver holds the seat.
“Eve Adams entered public service to be her community’s voice in Ottawa – not Stephen Harper’s voice in her community – and today I am pleased to welcome her to the Liberal Caucus,” said Trudeau. “Ms. Adams has demonstrated passion and commitment to her constituents as a City Councillor, Member of Parliament, and Parliamentary Secretary. But she has also seen her work restrained by a party focused on the politics of meanness and division.”
“I am very concerned for the direction our country is heading in under Stephen Harper, and I strongly believe that it is time for a leader who can steer Canada in a more positive, productive direction. I believe that leader is Justin Trudeau,” said Adams. “I am proud to stand behind a leader like Mr. Trudeau, who has demonstrated humanity, compassion, and decisiveness when serious issues present themselves.”
Adams was appointed by Stephen Harper as Parliamentary Secretary for two portfolios since her election to the House of Commons in 2011, and on Monday she resigned as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. Previously, Adams served for eight years as City and Regional Councillor for Ward 5, Mississauga, Ontario. During that time, she also held several senior positions on City and Regional Councils, including Chair of the Audit and Management Committees and Vice Chair of the Court of Revision.
“The Liberal Party of Canada is for inclusion. Our growth depends on bringing people together to grow the middle class, and it depends on bringing people together who believe that through hope and hard work we can and will achieve great things,” said Trudeau. “We are building the team and the plan that will give hard-working Canadians a real chance at success and a more prosperous future. I am very pleased that Ms. Adams is joining us today to accomplish just that.”