IGNITE says it has budget watchdogs

Eli Ridder | Staff

IGNITE Vice President Jeremy Alfonso, who represents Humber College North Campus, told student publication Skedline in a story posted Tuesday that the student union has budget watchdogs.

Aflonso was reflecting on a report by The Eyeopener that revealed elected representatives with the Ryerson Student Union had spent over $250,000 via union credit cards.

“Personally I think that is was very unfortunate that something like that happened, and obviously that’s an extremely worst-case scenario as to how any student union should be allowing its student executives to run about and spend money like that,” Alfonso said.

The Avro Post has reached out to IGNITE for a description of the “watchdogs” that Alfonso told Skedline about in the report released Tuesday evening. There have been multiple requests for a line-by-line budget from The Avro Post that have gone ignored.

IGNITE currently only releases overview budgets in simple graphics that do not go into much detail regarding where the $10 million they have access to a year goes.

The story was on the March for Students’ Rights that took place Monday in Toronto that saw hundreds rally against the moves made the Ontario government to cut Ontario Student Assistance Program grants and put in place optional student fees for the fall.

Image of IGNITE from The Avro Post files.

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