Appendix A: List of Questions for Discussion

Appendix A: List of Questions for Discussion2017-03-03T18:30:49+00:00

1.     Have you tried to open or make decisions about an RDSP but were told that you were not able to because of your capacity?

2.     Do you think that you could have difficulties spending money that you get from an RDSP?

3.     Have you faced challenges with naming an attorney or guardian to help you (or another person) open or make decisions about an RDSP?

4.     What do you think about the concerns that the LCO has heard about? Are there other concerns that we should know about?

5.     What do you think about the goals for change in the LCO’s project?

6.     What options in the choice of arrangements do you think would achieve the goals for reform?

7.     Are there other options in the choice of arrangements that you think would achieve the goals for reform?

8.     How can RDSP beneficiaries meaningfully participate in decision-making after a legal representative is chosen?

9.     What powers should legal representatives have to make decisions about money inside an RDSP or spending money that is taken out of an RDSP?  Why?

10.  How can legal representatives be protected from liability when they follow the rules about their responsibilities?

11.  How can financial institutions feel secure that they can follow decisions that are made when a legal representative has been named?

12.  Should organizations be allowed to be legal representatives for RDSP beneficiaries?

13.  What rules could be put in place to protect RDSP beneficiaries against financial abuse and the misuse of a legal representative’s powers?

 

 

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