Regarding the fees, I quite like the opportunity for members who are resigning to be able to 'bank' the amount they have left to help pay for any future fees when they reinstate. I imagine that this will be most often used by members who are going on parental leave, which is a bit difficult to schedule around someone's birthday and when they have to pay. Same with members who are resigning while they are off on injury/illness.
However, I totally disagree that there should be a 14-day grace period after a member's fees are due before they are charged a late fee. Members pay their fees on their birthday. They have a whole year to remember to pay, to save up to pay, and to reach out to the College beforehand if they feel they are unable to pay, plus they get a reminder a month in advance. If this change is instituted, instead of members reaching out to the CMRTO and saying "hi, my birthday was yesterday, can you wave the late fee, I forgot," it will just be members reaching out to the CMRTO saying "hi, my birthday was 15 days ago, can you have the wave the late fee, I forgot." I don't think it's actually going to change anything, it's just going to push the same conversations back by two weeks. If anything, it will just make it worse because now instead of hearing "there are no exceptions, everyone who misses their birthday is charged a late fee," the member will be able to say "well, you've already given me two weeks, so what's another day or two?"