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Transport committee  The people from the TSB could answer that question. They are the ones who collect all the information; we don't do that. We have the same kind of access you do to the statistics they compile following accidents which are reported to them.

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  It's absolutely possible. Anything is possible.

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  It's mainly because, I guess, we don't agree on what that standard could be. There's been discussion, as we do have a committee that looks at harmonization between the two regulatory regimes. And as you mentioned, in the rail industry, the FRA calculates a tab based on a monetary

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  Yes, absolutely not.

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  There are two things: train accidents and personal injuries. For personal injuries, in the States they have a different regime from us; everything requiring more than first aid treatment becomes reportable, and they have guidelines explaining what the first treatment is. In Canad

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  It's the same here.

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  As I said, personal injury covers everything that happens on the railroad, regardless of whether you're on a train or not. If you're working in a shop and you get injured, it's reportable.

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  In Canada as well.

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  You're going up to the lunch room, you trip on the stairs, it becomes a reportable injury. It's counted.

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  I'll just add a comment on fatalities. Can we eliminate fatalities? Fatalities are the consequences of accidents. Sometimes you're amazed that someone got out of something with nothing, and at other times you're surprised at how severe the consequences are. The only way to elimin

May 28th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  I'll have to check if it was translated.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  We added two inspectors per region.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  No, the number of inspections has not gone down since then. We still operate with both systems in parallel, because the level of compliance of the safety management system is not where we would like it to be. Consequently, we are still not confident that we can reduce the number

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  Yes, we have a report. That number has increased because in British Columbia, we have bought a car which allows us to take readings of the tracks, to read the track geometry, and this is something we could not do before. This car is similar to the ones owned by the railway compan

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  We only have one, which we bought last year.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon