She crossed the floor to sit with Justin Trudeau's Liberals, now Eve Adams is crossing from Oakville to Toronto's west end to try and get a new seat in the House of Commons.
Adams, who was elected as a Conservative MP in 2011 for Mississauga-Brampton South, was dropped by the Tories after she was disqualified for running in a Burlington, Ontario area riding over irregularities in the nomination race. In February Adams switched to the Liberals and now wants to be a Toronto MP, taking on Finance Minister Joe Oliver.
In an exclusive interview with The Toronto Star, the Liberal Party's paper of record, Adams explains that toppling Oliver is the best thing she can do for her new party. She's gone so far as to start looking for a home in the area and signing up her son for soccer in the area.
“You need to face the traffic congestion residents face. You need to run into people at the grocery store so they can offer you insights and advice. I think it’s absolutely critical. So I’m very excited and very much looking forward to moving to Eglinton-Lawrence with my family,” she said Sunday, her son by her side.
Adams has tried to make the switch to the Liberals all about her opposition to the Conservative family tax cut plan, which includes income splitting for families with kids under 18, calling it mean spirited, she once campaigned on the issue, even running election ads on the plan.