Governance Challenges for Income Trusts

John Smith

There appears to be a perception that income trusts do not do as good a job with governance as regular corporations. On October 19, 2005 the Globe and Mail printed a summary piece on income funds, which commenced with the following comment: “Canada’s largest income trusts may have the heft to play in the benchmark index majors, but when it comes to corporate governance practices, they are still in the minor leagues.”