March 25, 1968 (27th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

James Allen (Jim) Byrne (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Byrne (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Transport):

The management of Canadian National Railways advises as follows: 1.
1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 TotalNewfoundland 1.4 - - - - 1.4Prince Edward Is. - - - - - -Nova Scotia - - - - 12.8 12.8New Brunswick - 29.7 - 58.2 - 87.9Quebec 23.1 7.6 - 16.3 - 47.0Ontario 20.2 54.6 42.6 23.5 1.2 142.1Manitoba 23.3 - 30.2 - - 53.5Saskatchewan 24.5 - - - - 24.5Alberta - - - - - -British Columbia - - - - - -Total 92.5 91.9 72.8 98.0 14.0 369.2
2 and 3. As the organizational structure of the company is on a regional and area basis, and with the exception of the Newfoundland area the boundaries thereof do not coincide with provincial boundaries, the company does not maintain records which would readily produce information to answer the question in the form asked. In so far as the question relates to the Newfoundland area; since 1965 the company has extracted aggregate data for those lay-offs exceeding 30 days or any complete month. In 1965, 1966 and up to November 30, 1967 such lay-off actions affecting scheduled employees numbered 151, 269 and 150 respectively. The classification "laid-off" is not normally used in respect of non-scheduled employees.
4. New hirings of scheduled employees during the years 1965, 1966 and up to November 30, 1967 totalled 1067, 591 and 384 respectively. In addition, employee recalls for those who had been laid-off in those years or prior years for more than 30 days or any complete calendar month numbered 704, 660 and 556 respectively.
5. New hirings of non-scheduled employees during the years 1965, 1966 and up to November 30, 1967 amounted to 12, 9 and 19 respectively.
Prior to 1965 this type of statistical records was not maintained in respect of the Newfoundland area.

March 25, 1968
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Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   C.N.R. BRANCH LINES ABANDONED AND EMPLOYEES
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