Trudeau, MPs urged to donate April 1 pay hikes to charity

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As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins other MPs in enjoying raises Wednesday, at least two Ontario Conservative MPs are donating their pay hikes to the Salvation Army and a women’s shelter. Barrie-area MPs John Brassard and Doug Shipley complained it’s wrong for them to get pay hikes while charities are overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. “As individual MPs, we can’t stop the legislated pay raises from happening,” Brassard, a former firefighter, said in a statement. “However we can decide what to do with it.”