Educated in England and Canada, Malcolm earned a PhD at the University of Toronto in mathematical statistics in 1975. He worked for nearly twenty years with the federal government in a variety of positions and departments, including Statistics Canada, the Canadian Transport Commission, the Office of Privatization and Regulatory Affairs, the Grain Transportation Agency and Transport Canada.
He joined Canadian Pacific Railway in 1994 as director of business research where he was involved in the analysis of a range of longer-term strategic issues. He was involved with the 2000 review of the Canada Transportation Act, with competition issues associated with railway mergers, competition among west coast ports for Asian container traffic, potential market and railway developments in Mexico, and the Canadian review of rail freight service. Latterly he was involved with positive train control in the US, and the potential impacts of the re-regulation of rail in the US.
Malcolm retired from Canadian Pacific in 2011 and now consults under the business name “Malcolm Cairns Research and Consulting”. He has recently published on regulated access to railway infrastructure in North America, the movement of crude oil by Canadian railways, including a policy paper for the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF) on Rail Safety, prepared a report on the current state of the Canadian rail freight industry for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, and prepared a paper for the Railway Association on rail capacity. He was also recently invited by the OECD to participate in their review of Canada competition in network industries such as railways.
Malcolm is past presidents of the CTRF, and the Ottawa Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, and a former member of the Advisory Board of the North American Center for Trans-border Studies at Arizona State University. He is currently, and again, executive vice-president of the CTRF.
P.O. Box 23033
Woodstock, Ontario N4T 1R9
Carole Ann has been secretary of the CTRF since 2007. Previously, she held a number of account management and administrative positions in both university and private sector environments. Her education background includes a Bachelor degree in Geography & Environmental Studies from McMaster University, and a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University.
Executive Vice President
701 – 9707 – 110 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2L9
Mark Hemmes is President of Quorum Corporation, an independent subsidiary of the Quorum Group of Companies, of which he is a founding partner. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Quorum Corporation has been responsible for monitoring Canada’s Prairie Grain Handling and Transportation System since June 2001. Quorum reports to the Government and industry on changes in the efficiency, reliability, structure and operation of the grain handling and transportation system as well as the impacts these changes have on producers. Quorum and its sister companies have also completed studies in the area of container movements and the role of inland container terminals in Western Canada, the provision of analytical and research services for the review of rail freight service in 2008 and 2009 and most recently (2015) an examination and assessment of the Canadian Grain Supply Chain.
Mark has extensive experience in the transportation industry. During his 23 years with the rail industry he held a variety of senior positions in the fields of marketing, intermodal, and operations. Mark attended school in Edmonton at the University of Alberta and the University of Western Ontario
Vice President Awards
Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
Department of Management
Kalinga Jagoda, PhD (University of Western Sydney) is an Assistant professor at the University of Guelph. He has an Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He has published more than thirty articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is an Associate Editor of Entrepreneurial Practice Review and the academic chair of the Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2010 conference. His main areas of scholarly interest include transportation, operations management, technology management, entrepreneurship and ERP implementation. Dr. Jadoda was recently nominated for a ‘Distinguished Researcher’ award by both faculty and students.
Vice President External Affairs
Vice President, Economics
85, Sainte-Catherine west
Montréal, QC H2X 3P4
514 287 8500 x 8271
Mario Iacobacci leads AECOM’s economics practice in Canada. He has an international track record in infrastructure economics and business strategy, including cost-benefit analysis, funding and finance, and economic and financial impact analyses, with over 25 years’ experience at board and executive levels with clients in North America and Europe. He has advised public sector agencies, institutional investors and corporate clients on multiple infrastructure projects in North America and Europe, covering all transportation modes including rail, public transit, highways and freight rail; as well as water and wastewater infrastructure. He has also evaluated procurement policies and options, including PPPs.
Mario supported Metrolinx in the development of their Investment Strategy. He led a similar project for addressing a $2 billion transportation funding gap for the City of Calgary. He also recently completed a benefit-cost evaluation for a congestion charging pilot in the Los Angeles area.
Vice President External Support
Marc-André Roy is a Partner with CPCS and heads the company’s North American Division. He has led transportation-sector management consulting assignments for public and private sector clients in North America, Asia, South America, the Middle East and Africa. Marc-André was the top MBA graduate from the Schulich School of Business (2004) and is currently the President of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (CTRF). He is fluent in French and English and is based in Ottawa.
Vice President Finance and Treasurer
Director, Strategic Planning
VIA Rail Canada
3 Place Ville Marie
Montreal, Quebec H3B 2C9
Gerry Kolaitis is Director of Strategic Planning and Corporate Financial Planning and Control for Via Rail Canada. He holds an MBA as well as a B Comm. from Concordia University. After a period of employment with Canada Steamship Lines, Gerry joined VIA Rail where his duties have included several positions related to strategic and financial planning and analysis, with respect to most aspects of the business and transportation in general.
He is currently responsible for directing VIA Rail’s strategic, financial, route and fleet planning and analysis. Other professional involvements have included membership on the Advisory Council, Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport, serving as VIA’s representative on the National Rail Network Study Steering Committee, and as a member of the Advisory Board and Chair of the Budget Committee of the Hellenic Community of Montreal. He joined the CTRF as councillor in 1997-98, and is a past President of the CTRF (2002-03).
Vice President Organization and Development
N0170 – 2701 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 0B1
Chief Research & Analysis
Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics
170 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
Ottawa, ON K1A 0T6
Lawrence McKeown is the Chief of Research and Analysis in Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics at Statistics Canada and has conducted research on public transit use, airline deregulation, railway performance and logistics as well as Internet use and telephone call centres. He has also taught transportation course at several universities and worked as a Research Associate at Imagine Canada in Toronto and at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Larry has a Ph.D. in Urban and Economic Geography from the University of Toronto.
Vice President Publications
Joseph Monteiro has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Bombay in economics and an M.A. from Queen’s University, Canada in economics. He has also completed his Ph.D. course work in the same field. He has worked for thirty years with the Competition Bureau, Industry Canada and a year and half at Statistics Canada. His experience includes work as an investigative officer and experience in the regulated affairs area, together with research in various areas such as labour economics, antitrust economics, competition law, transportation economics, etc. Publications by Mr. Monteiro are mainly in the area of competition law and economics. He has published more than twenty-five articles.
Besides his work, he is an enthusiastic philatelist and a prolific philatelic writer. This hobby takes up a great deal of time and money. To-date he has written more than one hundred and fifty articles and seven books for which he as won more than forty medals at national and international competitions.
Associate Professor, Rowe School of Business
6100 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 3J5
Daniel F. Lynch is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for International Trade and Transportation at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Previously he was on the faculty of Marketing and Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Formerly, he was an Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Marketing and Associate Dean at Montana State University-Billings. He received his Ph.D. in Marketing and Logistics from the University of Arkansas, his M.P.A. from the University of Colorado-Boulder and his B.S. degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
His publications have appeared in the Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Journal of International Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Business Horizons, Marketing Education Review, Academy of Marketing Studies, numerous national and international conferences, as well as several book chapters and cases. Additionally, he serves on the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Logistics Management, Journal of Business Logistics, and the Journal of Transportation Management. He has been awarded the Educator of the Year Award from the Denver Transportation Club and Teacher of the Year Award from the Michigan State University Supply Chain Association.
His research interests include: Global Supply Chain Alliances, Supply Chain & Marketing Strategy, and E-Commerce. His professional managerial experience includes over twenty years of Retail Ownership, Transportation Administration / Engineering, and Warehouse Operations. His Research, Executive Education and Consulting include companies such as: IBM, the Department of Homeland Security, UPS, AT Kearney, Bristol-Myers Squibb, MASCO Corporation, Clipper Windpower, Steelcase, Siemens, and Conway / Menlo Logistics.
Director, Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities
Global Public Affairs
901-50 O’Connor Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 6L2
Philip Cartwright is a key member of Global Public Affairs’ Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities practice. At Global, Philip works closely with other members of his team managing and executing government relations strategies across a range of modes including rail, air and marine for regulatory, legislative and policy development exercises. Philip’s clients have included Class-1 railways, airports, airlines, global resource producers, shipping lines, tourism operators, financial institutions and trade industry associations, among others.
Philip joined Global Public Affairs in 2007 from the Privy Council Office, where he worked in various secretariats including Machinery of Government, Cabinet Confidences and Senior Personnel and Special Projects. Philip also previously worked with a Toronto-based consulting firm and an international public opinion polling firm.
Philip currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Government Relations Institute of Canada, the Canadian Advocacy Network and the Canadian Club of Ottawa and volunteers extensively with the National Arts Centre.
Philip holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (Hons.) degree from Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs and an Executive MBA from Queen’s University.
Chief Economist and DG of Transportation and Economic Analysis (TEA), Policy Branch
Place de Ville (ACA), 330 Sparks Street
Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0N5
Christian Dea a obtenu une maîtrise en économie de l’Université de Montréal.
En tant qu’économiste en chef et directeur général de la section de l’Analyse économique à Transports Canada, Christian Dea est chargé de fournir des conseils au ministre et à la haute direction de TC sur les impacts des tendances économiques et sociétales au pays, mais aussi partout dans le monde, sur la résilience et le rendement des chaînes d’approvisionnement canadiennes et du réseau de transport en général.
Au cours de sa carrière, M. Dea a occupé différents postes dans le secteur public (c. à d. ministère des Finances, Banque du Canada et Ressources humaines et Développement des compétences) et dans le secteur privé (Banque Nationale du Canada), où il a été responsable des prévisions économiques, de la politique fiscale, des relations intergouvernementales, des politiques de l’impôt, de la gestion des connaissances et des données, et des services économiques. »
MariNova Consulting Ltd.
6525 Waegwoltic Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 2B5
James (Jim) Frost is a marketing and business development specialist, experienced in port marketing, container shipping, short sea shipping and ferry operations. He managed a container feeder / transhipment service operating between the traditional trading links of Halifax and Boston. He was also marketing manager for Marine Atlantic, a large crown corporation which operates ferry services in Atlantic Canada. From 2005-2008 he was part time Executive Director of the Halifax Gateway Council. Jim has a B.A. from McGill, an M.A. from Queen’s and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s University, where he has also taught. He has authored three books and many articles on the business and economic history of the Maritimes as well as several articles on short sea shipping and gateway development.
1500-1055 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4N7
Ryan Gallagher is a lawyer in McMillan LLP’s Vancouver office and is a member of the firm’s Competition Group and Transportation Group. Ryan’s practice focuses on transportation and logistics with a particular emphasis on the rail industry. He has particular experience in regulatory and arbitration matters involving rates and conditions of service on and with Class I railways on behalf of some of the largest shippers and rail-users in Canada. Ryan has also assisted clients with various commercial negotiations and regulatory submissions, including submissions to the Canadian Transportation Agency. His experience also includes general commercial transactions, industrial property development issues, as well as environmental permitting and approval issues. Ryan is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where he completed a B.Sc. (2000) and LL.B. (2006).
Director, Infrastructure Research
Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure
Vijay Gill is the Director of the Infrastructure Research Branch at the Ontario Ministry of Infrastructure. In his current role, he is building the ministry’s research and analysis capacity to support evidence-based decision making regarding the prioritization of infrastructure investment in the province. Previously, Vijay was CPCS’s Assistant Vice President for North America. With CPCS he led or contributed to studies covering goods movement policies and strategies, transportation & logistics reliability freight investment benefits cost analysis and urban congestion measurement.
Before joining CPCS in January 2015 he was Director, Policy Research, Public Policy Division, for The Conference Board of Canada (CBoC). During his time with the CBoC, Vijay led several studies related to trucking industry labour supply and demand, rail freight productivity, transportation productivity and efficiency, grain transportation, railway competition, aviation policy, travel time savings, transportation infrastructure costs, infrastructure service delivery, urban agglomeration economies and transportation energy use.
Prior to joining the CBoC, Vijay was Senior Economist with the Economic Analysis directorate of Transport Canada, where he was primarily responsible for providing advice and analysis to the Policy Group within Transport Canada on all issues related to productivity, performance measurement, taxation and financial analysis. Vijay holds a B.A. (Economics and Political Science) from the University of Toronto and an M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Business, York University.
Director, Policy, Economic, & Environmental Affairs
Railway Association of Canada
99 Bank Street, Suite 901
Ottawa, ON K1P 6B9
Michael is the Director of Policy, Economic, and Environmental Affairs for the Railway Association of Canada. His responsibilities include monitoring domestic and international economic conditions and transportation policy, and overseeing the completion of annual publications such as Rail Trends and the Locomotive Emissions Monitoring Program Report. In his role he works directly with railway economists and government relations staff to complete research and develop policy positions on a variety of issues related to trade, supply chain competiveness, and infrastructure investments. Michael also provides Secretary services to the RAC’s Policy Analysis Working Group, Environment Committee and Sustainability Working Group.
University of New Brunswick
P.O. BOX 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Trevor Hanson, P.Eng has been a faculty member in Civil Engineering at the University of New Brunswick since 2011 and is a member of the UNB Transportation Group. He started his career in Transportation Policy at the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure in 2004 before returning to UNB in 2007 as the Albert and Ena Stevens Research Fellow while completing his PhD. He has authored numerous reports, papers and articles on topics including older driver safety and mobility, age-friendly community transportation, active transportation, understanding disruptions to critical transportation infrastructure, and low-cost pavement data collection with smartphones. In addition to CTRF, Dr. Hanson is also a member of the ABE60 Accessible Transportation and Mobility committee at TRB.
School of Geography & Earth Science
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, ON L8S 1C3
Christopher Higgins is currently a Ph.D. candidate at McMaster University’s School of Geography and Earth Sciences and Research Assistant at McMaster’s Institute for Transportation and Logistics. His research is focused on the problems of urban geography and planning, with specific interests in urban sprawl and agglomeration, transportation and land use, and goods movement. His doctoral thesis explores innovative methods for financing the construction of rapid transit infrastructure in the GTHA through land value capture.
Manager – Corporate Development
935 de La Gauchetière Street West
Montreal, QC H3B 2M9
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 2300
Toronto, ON M4P 1E4
Adrian Lightstone is a senior consultant in WSP’s Strategic Consulting practice and Ontario’s economic practice lead. Adrian has a background in applied economics, with experience in economic impact analysis, cost-benefit analysis modeling, econometric modeling and freight analysis. Mr. Lightstone has been the project manager on a number of successful freight and logistics projects. Adrian is currently engaged in developing a freight long term strategy for the Region of Peel. Adrian has recently been responsible for developing an economic impact assessment to determine the economic contribution of freight and logistics industries in the Region of Peel using Statistics Canada Input-Output modelling techniques. Adrian has B.Sc.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and a M.Sc. in Economics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Specialist Business Research
81 Metcalfe Street, suite 1110
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 6K7
Robert McKinstry joined Canadian Pacific in November 2011, where he is a Specialist, Business Research. He provides analytical support, to senior management, on a variety of matters. Mr. McKinstry is a board member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Ottawa Chapter. Robert’s research has been published by the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Mr. McKinstry previously served as Director, Policy, Economic and Environmental Affairs at the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) from 2007-2011. Prior time at the RAC he was a senior policy analyst at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Robert began his career as a Manager Consultant with a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he served a number of public and private sector clients. Robert is a graduate of Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, where he completed his degree in Economics.
I.H. Asper School of Business
University of Manitoba
181 Freedman Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4
Dr. Prentice is a Professor of Supply Chain Management, at the I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, an Associate of the Transport Institute, and the third Director (1996-2005). His major research and teaching interests include logistics, transportation economics, urban transport and trade policy. Dr. Prentice holds degrees in economics from University of Western Ontario (1973), University of Guelph (1979) and University of Manitoba (1986).
Dr. Prentice has authored or co-authored more than 250 research reports, journal articles book contributions and a popular textbook. His scholarly work has been recognized for excellence in national paper competitions and awards. In 1999, National Transportation Week named him Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year. Through the Transport Institute, which Dr. Prentice headed from 1996 to 2005, he organized national and international conferences on sustainable transportation (Railways and the Environment), supply chain logistics (Planes, Trains & Ships), agribusiness logistics (Fields on Wheels), northern transportation (Airships to the Arctic) and food trade between Canada and Mexico (La Cadena de Frio). In 1999 and 2003, he received University of Manitoba Outreach Awards. In 2009, Dr. Prentice was made an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum.
Dr. Prentice was instrumental in founding a major in transportation and logistics within the B.Comm. (Hons.) program at the I. H. Asper School of Business (fall 2003). Since that time a new Department of Supply Chain Management has been formed, and in 2006 a M.Sc. program in supply chain management was initiated.
Dr. Prentice has served on the Boards of Directors of several transportation organizations: National Transportation Week (President, 2001 and 2003), Canadian Institute for Traffic and Transportation (Honourary President, 2001-3) and the Canadian Transportation Research Forum (President, 1997). In 2005, Dr. Prentice co-founded ISO Polar, as a not-for-profit association to promote the use of airships as sustainable transport for the northern latitudes. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Transportation Research Forum. In addition, Dr. Prentice has served on Winnipeg Airports Authority, Inc. (1998-2003), Winnipeg TransPlan 2010, the Mid-Continent International Trade Corridor Task Force, the Rapid Transit Task Force, Council of Canadian Academies (2012-14), Statistics Canada Industry Advisory Committee (2010-present), expert committees, and is frequently asked to speak on the topics of trade and transportation.
In 2012, Dr. Prentice founded Buoyant Aircraft Systems International as the first airship research centre in Canada.
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4
Dr. Matthew Roorda is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, has been faculty at the University of Toronto since 2005, and has worked in the transportation engineering profession since 1998. He is the director of the Centre for Urban Freight Analysis and co-chair of the Infrastructure Engineering program at University of Toronto. Dr. Roorda’s research interests include urban freight transportation, freight planning and operations, freight and passenger travel survey methods, agent-based simulation, disaggregate choice models, emissions analysis, activity-based travel demand modelling, and firm behaviour. Projects and publications can be found at http://www.civil.engineering.utoronto.ca/staff/professors/roorda.htm
Joseph Schulman Consulting
634 Victoria Avenue
Westmount, QC H3Y 2R9
Dr. Joseph F. Schulman is an Associate and Principal Consultant with CPCS, having over 35 years’ experience as an economist and business analyst. He has been a consulting transport economist since 1998, serving clients in both the public and private sectors on Canadian and international projects. His extensive assignments have included examining policy and regulatory issues, market analysis and traffic forecasting, analyzing trade flows, examining supply chain issues, economic impact assessment, project financial and economic evaluations, analyzing operational and financial performance of carriers, and building organization capacity. He also has extensive experience in economic forecasting, and corporate strategic and business planning. Dr. Schulman served full time as Co-Director Research for the federal Canada Transportation Act Review in 2000-2001. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from The George Washington University. He has taught university courses including transportation economics, managerial finance, and managerial economics at the bachelor’s and master’s levels. Dr. Schulman is a Canadian and U.S. citizen.
Chef de service par interim
Service de l’économie, de la prospective et des strategies
Direction de la planification
Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable
et de l’Électrification des transports du Québec
700 Boul René-Lévesque Est, 19è Étage
Québec (Québec) G1R 5H1
418-643-1772 X 22305
Claude Sirois is acting Manager at Service de l’économie, de la prospective et des strategies for the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports du Québec. He holds a bachelor degree in Geography as well as a Master degree in Regional planning from Université Laval in Québec City. He has been working for the Ministry of Transportation since 2000, especially as coordinator and regional planner on environmental studies of road projects between 2000 and 2007 and as transportation analyst in freight transport between 2007 and 2016.
Transportation Policy Consultant
1520 – 215 Garry Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3P3
This is Gordo’s third stint as VP Meetings. He has held other CTRF Board positions including a term as President in 2000-2001.
Gordo is a Transportation Policy Consultant with the Manitoba Department of Infrastructure. Prior to moving to Winnipeg in 1999, he was Senior Transportation Policy Advisor for the Department of Transportation and Public Works of Prince Edward Island. He previously served as Senior Transportation Policy Analyst and Transportation Planning Supervisor for the Department of Works, Services and Transportation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Gordo was a Motor Vehicle Accident Investigator with Transport Canada, a Traffic Engineer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Principal Project Officer of the UNB/Transport Canada Collision Investigation Team.
Gordo has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the University of New Brunswick (UNB). He has held memberships in the associations of professional engineers in the provinces of Manitoba, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Gordo has participated on the Research and Development Council and the Multi-Modal Council of the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC); chaired the Aviation Standing Committee of TAC; served as President of the Atlantic Provinces Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE); and was a director of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP), the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission (APTC), and the Eastern Border Transportation Coalition (EBTC).
About the time CTRF was being formed, Gordo was a member of the 1965-66 Fredericton Pee Wee “A” Red Wings New Brunswick Provincial Championship hockey team.