PM calls for probe into alleged MP 'bullying' in riding

MP Eve Adams waves to caucus as she is met by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the first National...

MP Eve Adams waves to caucus as she is met by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the first National Caucus at Parliament Hill in this June 1, 2011 file photo. (QMI Agency files)

Daniel Proussalidis, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 5:50 PM ET

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has asked Conservative Party officials to investigate allegations that party volunteers have been "bullied and intimidated" by MP Eve Adams.

The allegations come in a letter to Harper from Mark Fedak, the president of the Tory riding association in the newly created Oakville North-Burlington constituency.

"Our board ... is now fraught with issues of whether it is safe to attend a meeting without being verbally attacked, and whether volunteering for our party is worth the abuse," Fedak wrote in a leaked copy of the letter.

Fedak said Adams crashed a March 19 association board meeting, "verbally abused" board members and threatened to use a Conservative database to check how much board members had donated to the party.

 


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