Tory MP Eve Adams accused of misusing taxpayer funds in nomination race

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OTTAWA - A Conservative MP who wants to run in a different riding in 2015 is using taxpayer-funded privileges and supplies to send flyers to would-be voters.

Tory members in Burlington and Oakville, Ont., complain they have recently received materials from MP Eve Adams, even though their MP is Transport Minister Lisa Raitt.

Adams is fighting local chiropractor Natalia Lishchyna for the Conservative nomination in Oakville-North Burlington, a newly created riding that won't exist until the next election.

Two different flyers feature the title, "Eve Adams, Member of Parliament" under the House of Commons crest, but only the Commons envelope indicates she represents the non-adjacent riding of Mississauga-Brampton North.

The flyer was mailed without a postage stamp, which indicates it was sent using taxpayer funds under an MP's mailing privileges — also called "franking."

Adams says she has broken no House of Commons rules, and that MPs are encouraged to mail Canadians outside their ridings.

Organizations: House of Commons

Geographic location: OTTAWA, Burlington, Oakville

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