The heads of the Ryerson Students’ Union have been given one week to explain approximately $250,000 in credit card spending, which critics say includes numerous questionable expenditures over an eight-month period.
The charges and photos of the credit card statements were first reported by The Eyeopener, Ryerson University’s student newspaper.
The credit card statement, which is addressed to student union president Ram Ganesh, includes purchases at LCBO locations, a shisha lounge and a credit risk company in Stratford, Ont.
‘The whole thing is just incredibly sad,” said student groups director Maklane deWever, who claims to have seen the credit card bill after months of badgering the union to divulge its financial statements.
CBC Toronto has not seen the statement.
The expenditures allegedly date back to May 2018, when Ganesh began his term as president.
Ganesh and vice president Savreen Gosal took over the student union’s credit card and began using it themselves, according to reporting by The Eyeopener.