Research by James Knowles

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Canada’s almost 300 remote off-grid communities depend mostly on diesel-powered generators for electricity. This report is a primer for decision-makers for making policy choices...
The Conference Board of Canada | 68 pages | September 2016 | by James Knowles
L’approvisionnement en électricité dans les quelque 300 collectivités éloignées hors réseau du Canada dépend presque exclusivement de génératrices diesel. Ce rapport vise à guider...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 71 pages | September 2016 | by James Knowles
Canadian overseas exports are increasing in both value and volume, creating pressure on Canada's rail and marine freight infrastructure. The Conference Board Report Building...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | May 2016 | by James Knowles
With climate change taking centre stage globally, there is finally a consensus: economic growth pursued at the expense of the environment and scarce and finite physical resources...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | May 2016 | by James Knowles, Sheila Rao
Canadian exports bound for Europe and Asia are increasing. This report explores whether or not Canada's rail-to-marine networks will be able to accommodate forecasted growth in...
The Conference Board of Canada | 144 pages | April 2016 | by Len Coad, James Knowles, Allison Robins, Vijay Gill, Vincent Lauerman
Les exportations canadiennes vers l’Europe et l’Asie augmentent. Ce rapport cherche à établir si le réseau ferroviaire et maritime canadien pourra absorber l’augmentation prévue...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 150 pages | April 2016 | by Len Coad, James Knowles, Vincent Lauerman, Allison Robins, Vijay Gill
This report provides an evidence-based view of the contribution that road transportation might practically make to achieve the "80 by 50" greenhouse gas emissions reduction target...
The Conference Board of Canada | 172 pages | November 2015 | by Allison Robins, James Knowles, Len Coad
Ce rapport donne un aperçu probant du rôle que le transport routier pourrait jouer pour que le Canada atteigne un niveau cible de « 80 % d’ici 2050 ».
Le Conference Board du Canada | | November 2015 | by Allison Robins, James Knowles, Len Coad
Ce rapport montre l’importance du réseau de transport ferroviaire de marchandises pour l’économie de la Saskatchewan et analyse dans quelle mesure des perturbations l’empêcheraient...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 178 pages | June 2015 | by Vijay Gill, Michael Grant, James Knowles
This report demonstrates the importance of the rail freight transportation system to Saskatchewan’s economy, and analyzes the extent to which disruptions can act as a barrier to...
The Conference Board of Canada | 168 pages | June 2015 | by Vijay Gill, Michael Grant, James Knowles
Many older Canadians are struggling to comprehend why their adult children have not yet become financially independent. After all, they themselves were employed and earning by...
The Conference Board of Canada | Recorded Webinar | February 2015 | by James Knowles
The Bucks Stop Here explores the increasing income inequality between different generations of Canadians by using Canada Revenue Agency tax data from 1984 to 2010 to compare the...
The Conference Board of Canada | 50 pages | September 2014 | by Vijay Gill, James Knowles, David Stewart-Patterson
Au bout du compte porte sur la croissance de l’inégalité des revenus entre les différentes générations de Canadiens. Pour comparer le revenu d’emploi relatif de divers groupes...
The Conference Board of Canada | 56 pages | September 2014 | by Vijay Gill, James Knowles, David Stewart-Patterson
Seeds for Success: The Value of Seed Treatments for Ontario Growers explores the potential economic consequences for corn and soybean farmers—and the Ontario economy—of a hypothetical...
The Conference Board of Canada | 76 pages | July 2014 | by Michael Grant, James Knowles, Vijay Gill
This briefing summarizes waste production and management in Ontario, and reviews the economic impacts of waste diversion from jurisdictions across North America, in order to provide...
The Conference Board of Canada | 20 pages | May 2014 | by Vijay Gill, James Knowles
In this report, we examine what commuters pay to use 407 ETR relative to what they receive in return—primarily in the form of time savings and more predictable commute times.
The Conference Board of Canada | 90 pages | December 2013 | by Vijay Gill, James Knowles
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