The University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union has come under criticism for allegedly encouraging students to sign a petition opposing the newly-elected provincial Progressive Conservative Party’s move to freeze the formerly-ruling Liberal Party’s minimum wage hike, in exchange for free food.
The story went viral after The Daily Wire, a prominent online publication, featured a piece by Harry Khachatrian that questioned the ethics of a student-funded union.
While UTMSU president Felipe Nagata asserted to The Daily Wire that a refusal to sign the petition did not result in a denial of food.
The Medium reached out to Nagata for comment on the event and was unable to receive a response as of press time. This article will be updated as we receive more information.