A Strait area man is facing donation charges

A Strait area man is facing five charges following allegations that he violated strict limits on political donations.

Canada’s elections watchdog alleges that Joseph Patrick Shannon of Port Hawkesbury exceeded contribution limits to various candidates and multiple parties between 2008 and 2015.  Statistics released by the agency show Shannon donated almost $22,000 during that time frame, 14 times to the Liberals; 8 times to the Tories, and twice to the N-D-P.