By The Canadian Press
A scandal-plagued student union at Ryerson University is no longer being recognized as the official form of student government, the school said Friday.
But the Ryerson Students’ Union disputed the validity of the termination and said it would keep operating.
Ryerson’s decision stemmed from both the RSU’s failure to properly respond to allegations of financial mismanagement dating back one year as well as more recent, unspecified “internal conflict,” the Toronto-based school said.
The university administration said it did not make the decision to end the nearly 34-year-old relationship with the student union lightly.
“The university has lost confidence in the RSU’s ability to represent students with good governance and to supply the services that students pay for,” Jen McMillen, the vice-provost of students, said in a statement.
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