On October 31st 2006, the Minister of Finance announced a proposed change to the taxation of Canadian Trusts. The announcement had a serious negative impact on the investments of hard-working Canadians. Our objective – first and foremost – is to meet our responsibilities to our Unitholders. We are focused on finding a solution to the problems created by the announcement. Our coalition has been formed to address the unique issues related to energy trusts and their important contribution to the Canadian economy.


March 10, 2008 - Media Release

Energy Trusts hope Auditor General will set the record straight on tax leakage

October 30, 2007 - Media Release

NAFTA challenge over Trusts reinforces investor anger with Feds

October 4, 2007 - Media Release

Energy Trusts say Feds got it wrong

June 25, 2007 - Media Release

Albertans say it's time to expect more from government

June 25, 2007 - It's Time to Expect More campaign


Radio ad (mp3)

Newspaper ad (PDF)

June 20, 2007 - Media Release

Energy Trusts pursue their case in the Senate

June 20, 2007 - Coalition Presents to Senate Committee

Speaking Notes (PDF)

May 30, 2007 - Media Release

Energy trusts tell Finance Committee "It's not too late to get it right!"

May 29, 2007 - Coalition Presents to House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Speaking Notes (PDF)

February 28, 2007 - Media Release

Energy Trusts say Finance Committee gets it right

February 16, 2007

"Tax Fairness Plan" (PDF) Courtesy: Diane L.M. Cook and Oil & Gas Network Magazine

February 9, 2007 - Media Release

Government lack of accountability soars to national agenda

February 8, 2007 - Release, John McCallum

Minister of Finance Stonewalling Finance Committee’s Request for Information
on Income Trust Decision: Liberal Finance Critic (PDF)

February 5, 2007 - Herold Energy Investment Outlook

Canadian Trusts' Loss is US MLP's Gain (PDF) Courtesy: John S. Herold, Inc. 

February 1, 2007 - Coalition presents to House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

Speaking Notes (PDF)

Presentation Documents (PDF)

January 22, 2007

The Gartman Letter by Dennis Gartman

January 17, 2007 - Media Release

Coalition of Canadian Energy Trusts supports Finance Committee decision to review trust tax legislation

January 11, 2007 - BMO Capital Markets Report

Digging Deeper: A Perspective on U.S. Flow-Through Structures (PDF) - Cameron Renkas, CFA

December 20, 2006 - Coalition Report

Canadian Energy Trusts: An Integral Component of the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry (PDF)

December 20, 2006 - Coalition Webcast

Coalition Report Webcast (windows media player)

December 20, 2006 - Speaker Notes

Formal speaker notes from the media conference

December 20, 2006 - Media Release

Energy Trusts Call on Canadians to Take Action on Trust Tax Issue

December 19, 2006 - Media Statement

Coalition to Respond to Minister Flaherty

November 28, 2006
Presentation to Minister Flaherty (PDF)

November 28, 2006 - Government Q & A
Minister Flaherty responds to your questions

November 15, 2006 - National Citizens Coalition - Call to Action
Slow the Transition on Income Trusts

November 13, 2006 - Press Release
CARP's Income Trust Proposal

November 10, 2006
Letter to Minister Flahery (PDF)

November 6, 2006

Coalition Background Information

November 6, 2006

How the Ways and Means Works

November 6, 2006
Cost of Capital to Royalty Trusts

November 6, 2006 - Webcast
Coalition Formation Webcast (windows media player)
Webcast Script (PDF)

November 6, 2006 - Press Release

Canada’s Energy Trusts Say Significant Tax Changes Warrant Serious Consultation

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