A project exploring options for RDSP reform earned the LCO an appearance before the federal government’s 12-member Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce in February. Research Lawyer Sarah Mason-Case and Board member Adam Dodek presented the LCO’s discussion paper on issues of capacity and access to the RDSP as part of a day-long legal panel in Ottawa.
“We were asked to present the options we’re considering for reform in Ontario,” explains Mason-Case.
The LCO’s research was highlighted in the Senate committee’s report, released in March. Unlike the LCO study targeting long-term alternatives for Ontarians, the Senate report addresses the various challenges facing RDSP-eligible Canadians.
“We’ll take the Senate committee’s findings into account when we make our recommendations,” says Mason-Case. The LCO’s final report is expected for release in June.