Beat the Bureaucracy


The health card. The social insurance number. The birth certificate. The passport. Whether you are on your first or your fourth, you now know about the eye-popping paperwork: it’s enough to make you crave a stiff margarita by mid-morning. (Especially if you already have toddlers in tow who only stand in line for bouncy castles.) Your newborn still can’t see past your nipples, but already she needs to be an official person in the eyes of numerous government agencies.
Suppose you want to set up a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for her so she can go to university, become a brain surgeon and support you in your old age. Or maybe you have visions of a family vacation to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, so your son can experience other cultures and establish world peace some day.


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