Last week I read that Peter Braid, MP, Kitchener-Waterloo has introduced a private members bill to move the Canadian tax deadline for charitable giving from December 31 to the end of February. I think this is a grand idea.
This would match the tax deadline for RRSPS and move the deadline for charitable giving from a time when many Canadians may be cash strapped over the holidays. While private members bills rarely become law, a spokesperson for Jim Flaherty has indicated that the government is reviewing the idea. Might be worth sending your MP an email if you are in favour.