Eve Adams’s spectacular failure to win the Liberal nomination in Toronto’s Eglinton-Lawrence riding suggests its members have much better political judgment than Justin Trudeau, the Liberal leader who sought to impose her on them.
Adams was an MP without a party or many political friends when Trudeau boggled many a mind by welcoming her to Liberal ranks in February. She’d been hustled out of the Conservative caucus over her behaviour in seeking the party’s nomination in a Toronto suburb. She famously berated a carwash attendant over a cleaning she considered inferior. The moment she traded blue for red she started heaping scorn on her former associates as “fear-mongers and bullies,” and the party she’d served until then as mean-spirited and divisive.