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MP Adams helped by fiancé Dimitri Soudas

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MP Eve Adams is under Conservative Party investigation

Last Sunday Prime Minister Stephen Harper fired his long-time friend, Conservative Party’s Executive Director Dimitri Soudas because he took sides in a party nomination contest.

Now it turns out that Soudas’ fiancé, MP and parliamentary secretary Eve Adams is under investigation at Harper’s request.

It goes from bad to worse for the political couple.

Soudas was shown the door by Harper because he had meddled without Harper’s permission in Adams’ nomination battle in one of those new ridings where she wants to nail down the party nomination.

Adams plans to leave her Mississauga-Brampton riding outside Toronto for Oakville - Burlington North, a Hamilton suburb where she figures to have a better chance of getting elected.

Four months ago Harper invited Soudas to come back to the party to lead the party organization as executive director into the next election.

Soudas had to promise that he would not play favoritism to get Adams nominated in the new riding.

Soudas even had to sign a contract with Harper to honor his promise. As soon as Soudas got the job, he did the opposite.

He began working for Adams, a woman Soudas told reporters that he’s “madly in love with.”

It was not the only madness going on.

Someone it seems got into the big, beautiful party computer in Ottawa that lists all Canadian voters, their addresses and their political allegiance. It’s a gold mine for anyone wanting to win a nomination battle.

And miraculously, the portion of the list detailing Oakville - Burlington North fell into the hands of the Adams organizers.

Meanwhile a member of the local executive, Wally Butts, who had complained to Ottawa about Soudas, was shown the door.

Conservative riding association, Mark Fedak, wrote a five-page complaint letter to Harper, co- signed by 28 members of the Conservative executive.

Soudas said he helped MP Adams in her nomination battle because she fell down accidentally last month and suffered a concussion.

Despite her injury, Adams continues to serve as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, a position that the Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair says she must leave.

It remains to be seen if she will end up like Helena Guergis.  



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