2015 Completed Access to Information Requests

The following list contains summaries of completed requests. Requests focusing on personal information are not included.

 

Request number Summary of Request Disposition Number of pages disclosed
2015      
JANUARY      
14-1460

Number of passengers on the train that left Vancouver, BC on May 11, 2014 and arrived in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 13, 2014 who purchased a return ticket.

All disclosed 1
FEBRUARY      
14-1464

Copies of any technical reports conducted about the possibility of passenger rail in the Eastern Townships.

Disclosed in part 20
MARCH      
 

Nothing to report.

   
APRIL      
14-1466

Any and all information, but not limited to employee statements, incidence reports, logs, situations or interviews, or anything similar, given or taken from or made by Mr. X of anything that occurred on VIA Train Number 1 on May 30-31, 2014 between Edmonton and Vancouver.

Disclosed in part 6
14-1467

Any and all information, but not limited to employee statements, incidence reports, logs, situations or interviews, or anything similar, given or taken from or made by Mr. Y of anything that occurred on VIA Train Number 1 on May 30-31, 2014 between Edmonton and Vancouver.

Disclosed in part 6
14-1468

Any and all information, but not limited to employee statements, incidence reports, logs, situations or interviews, or anything similar, given or taken from or made by Mr. Z of anything that occurred on VIA Train Number 1 on May 30-31, 2014 between Edmonton and Vancouver.

Disclosed in part 6
14-1469

Copy of any and all information, correspondence, bulletins, circulars, debates, reviews on the subject of passengers filming or otherwise recording VIA Employees.

Disclosed in part 49
14-1470 Economy class passenger list (Names and personal info may be removed) and passenger count of economy class passengers only, travelling in the two economy class cars on VIA Number 1 on May 30, 2014 between Edmonton and Jasper. This is for only the passengers/customers in the economy class cars and if possible which of the two cars they were seated in. This request does not include the passengers in the Vista or special Dome car that do not ticket in the economy class cars. Disclosed in part 2
14-1471

From the period of January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 a copy complaints by passengers/customers against On Board staff of VIA trains Number 1 and Number 2 between Winnipeg and Vancouver, and the resolution of those complaints.

Disclosed in part 1
MAY      
 

Nothing to report.

   
JUNE      
15-1501

Information pertaining to RFP # 201401001 – Workforce Management.

Disclosed in part 7
15-1503

Number of Unifor employees in Canada employed by VIA Rail Canada Inc. in each of the employment equity designated group.

All disclosed 1
15-1507

Electronic file of all access to information requests received since January 1, 2012, including requests not yet completed. Include fields containing the following information : request number, request summary, type of requester (academic, media, etc.), whether sensitive or contentious request, date received, date request completed, disclosure decision, reason for time extension, extension duration in days, exemptions applied, whether a complaint or appeal was started, and the outcome of any complaint or appeal.

All disclosed 62
15-1508

Records indicating the number of sick days taken by Montreal-area employees of VIA in each of the last three completed fiscal years.

All disclosed 1
JULY      
15-1505

Copies of documents allowing me to see the list of contracts awarded to certain accounting firms to conduct various investigations, inspections, audits, evaluations, analyzes, studies, research, evaluation and/or other types of mandates for your ministry and/or agency for each of the following years (per year): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 to date, May 27. The documents should also show the original value of each contract, any cost overruns and if possible, the type and purpose of each mandate/work assigned for each of the following years: 2005-2015 to date, May 27.

All disclosed 1
15-1511

Food sales/costs and passengers counts by region, class and year.

All disclosed 1
15-1513

Electronic file of the names, salary ranges and classifications of all employees with a media relations or public information function, and the total pay and benefits costs for each of the last three completed fiscal years for media relations and communications.

Disclosed in part 1
15-1514

List of all Twitter usernames used by VIA for official business as of the time of this request. If no list exists and cannot be created from an electronic record, other records that would indicate all Twitter usernames.

All disclosed 1
AUGUST      
15-1518 Copy of the Great-West Life assurance policy governing unionized employees of Unifor, collective agreement #3. Disclosed in part 150
15-1521 Drummondville train station’s ridership in 2014: number of passengers boarding and disembarking (daily/weekly) on a daily and/or weekly basis. All exempted 0
SEPTEMBER      
13-1365

A copy of all records wherein Mr. Legault requested work be performed by a VIA Rail employee or third party, and all tasks he has assigned to a VIA Rail employee or third party for completion.

Disclosed in part 597
13-1373

On the date of the reception of payment for this Access to Information request, a copy of all records listing those physical persons who through a company or in their own personal name have provided consulting services under the contracts mentioned in request 14-30 above, and who are now employed by VIA Rail as permanent, full-time employees (with an undefined term of employment). These records must include the job description, job title, internal job classification level and salary range for all these workers currently employed by VIA Rail.

All disclosed 1
15-1506 All records, such as internal assessments, reports, etc. related to the safety and/or efficacy of the operation of The Canadian through Northern Ontario following main-line derailments in Northern Ontario in 2015, including the Gogama derailment. Also, any records related to the possibility of rerouting the train along the Canadian Pacific tracks along Lake Superior, either temporarily or permanently. Disclosed in part 34
15-1528 Number of passengers that are getting on or off at Jacquet River, Petit-Rocher and Bathurst train stations, going back 5 years. All exempted 0
OCTOBER      
15-1532 VIA Rail’s organization charts in order to serve each sector better and target the right resources and decision makers in order to transmit the information to the right places at VIA Rail. All disclosed 104
NOVEMBER      
15-1515

Policies for travel and hospitality expenses incurred by the federally appointed directors, including presidents, chief executive officers, and chairpersons, and for the reimbursement thereof. If the board has no such policies, please indicate whether it follows the Treasury Board’s Travel Directive and Special Travel Authorities.

All hospitality and travel expense claims (including submitted claim forms and processing documentation) and supporting documentation (including, where available, receipts, invoices, itineraries, hotel bills, taxi chits, boarding passes, tickets, meal and food receipts and bills, etc.), as well as any amendments or modifications thereto. Scope: Current and former federally appointed directors, including presidents, chief executive officers, and chairpersons. Time frame: 2010 to date.

Disclosed in part 4388
15-1529 All hospitality and travel expense accounts of all VIA Rail Canada’s presidents and directors, from 2010 (January 1st) to 2015 (September 1st). Disclosed in part 4388
15-1530 Train number, scheduled arrival time, and actual arrival time for all trains between September 28th, 2010 and September 28th, 2015, inclusive. Disclosed in part 374
15-1531

Any minutes created during the March 9, 2015 meeting of the VIA Rail Board of directors. This meeting took place at 123 Front Street West.

Disclosed in part 28
15-1533

Statistics on student usage of VIA Rail services for specific stations or Canada wide.

All exempted 0
15-1536

List of all charities/non-profits that have received funds from VIA Rail either as a cash donation or in-kind services, as well as the amount they received.

Disclosed in part 20
15-1538

Statistics that relate to how many VIA Rail Passengers travel from Cobourg to Toronto from Monday to Friday – primarily business related – going & coming back from work. Weekend statistics would also help.

All exempted 0
DECEMBER      
15-1539 Combien de passagers ont payé leur billet au comptant pour le train qui a quitté Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique le 11 mai 2014 et qui est arrivé à Toronto le 15 mai 2014. All disclosed 1
15-1543 All documents included in VIA Rail’s Environmental Management System. Disclosed in part 17