Conference Publications

53nd Annual Conference – 2018 – These papers are available to our members. Join CTRF for access. 

52nd Annual Conference – 2017
Records of the 2017 CTRF Conference Papers can also be found in the TAC Library catalogue, and the international TRID database.

51st Annual Conference – 2016
Records of the 2016 CTRF Conference Papers can also be found in the TAC Library catalogue, and the international TRID database

50th Annual Conference – 2015
Records of the 2015 CTRF Conference Papers can also be found in the TAC Library catalogue, and the international TRID database. 

49th Annual Conference – 2014
48th Annual Conference – 2013
47th Annual Conference – 2012
46th Annual Conference – 2011
45th Annual Conference – 2010
44th Annual Conference – 2009
43rd Annual Conference – 2008
42nd Annual Conference – 2007
41st Annual Conference – 2006


Bison Transport Debate

The Bison Transport Debate is one of the most enjoyable and popular events at our Annual Conference. Conducting a debate in conjunction with the 1996 CTRF Conference was the brainchild of Dr. Barry Prentice. Barry deserves full marks for arranging the sponsorship of Bison Transport including the provision of the unique trophy. Barry has presided at all but four of the annual debates to date. Twice Barry vacated the chair in deference to John Robinson of St. John’s Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg. Barry has debated on two occasions. His record is 1 lucky win and 1 decisive loss.

Ingredients of the Debate include; a sponsor, two 2-member teams, a thesis (hypothesis, premise, resolution), rules of engagement, a moderator, a timekeeper, a prize, an audience jury, and beverage alcohol.

The Bison Transport Debate is purported to be a formal Oxford-style debate based on the British Parliamentary system. You’re invited to be one of the judges.

Bison Transport’s continuing sponsorship of this CTRF Conference highlight is acknowledged and appreciated. CTRF is pleased to be affiliated with Bison Transport in this endeavour. Bison Transport has received awards for Fleet Safety, Outstanding Innovation, Environmental Excellence, Energy Efficiency, and Outstanding Achievement in Sustainability, as well as being named Shipper’s Choice and one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, more than once. Bison has been named North America’s Safest Fleet for five consecutive years.

Annals; Chronicle; History- Download PDF Here

Rail Safety in Transporting Dangerous Goods in Canada: Update on Developments

Ottawa, January 13, 2014
Conference Program 

Evolution of High Speed Rail Around the World
Presented by the MSC-CTRF
Montreal, November 22, 2013
Summary Report 

Innovative Approaches to the Use of Geographic Information Systems in Informing Transportation Sector Decision Making
Ottawa, November 20, 2013
Conference Program

New Innovations in Supply Chain Performance and Sustainability Measurement
Mississauga, March 19, 2013

Summary Report  
Information Sheet

Innovation in Urban Freight Transportation
A Roundtable on the Current State of Research and Technology Application
Toronto, January 30, 2012
Roundtable Summary Report