December 23, 2008
Minister Flaherty announces extension for 2008 contributions
At an event to mark the national availability of the RDSP through BMO, Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty today announced that any contributions made by March 2nd, 2009 will be considered 2008 contributions, and will be matched by 2008 Grants. This is great news for people and their families who have been desperate to get their plans open and contributions made to access the 2008 Grant and Bond.
Minister Flaherty was joined by Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Tom Flynn, Executive Vice President at BMO and Jack Styan, Executive Director of PLAN.
Listen to the statements made at the December 23rd press conference: