CALGARY, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) is disappointed in the Transportation Safety Board's (TSB) misguided comments on the topic of fatigue in the railway industry, which do little to enhance industry safety or improve the quality of life for conductors and engineers. While CP welcomes the focus on safety and looks forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders to improve rail safety, these discussions must be fact based. TSB Chairwoman Kathy Fox noted in an October 31 media conference that 6 percent of human-caused rail incidents may have involved fatigue - a statement not supported by facts. "We would welcome the chance to meet with the Chairwoman and Transport Canada to provide the context and detail necessary to dispel any misconceptions that continue to distort conversations over this crucial issue, and to lend our support in implementing important change," said CP President and Chief Operating Officer Keith Creel. "It is well past time we moved the discussion of work, rest and time-off choices for locomotive engineers and conductors beyond emotional and deceptive rhetoric into the arena of fact. CP will, at any time, discuss the facts around work and rest with the TSB, Transport Canada and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) leadership and we are happy to do so in a public forum." Contrary to claims by the TCRC and others, CP has fought hard to put the issue of predictable scheduling and better work/life balance for locomotive engineers and conductors on the negotiation table, but has been thwarted at every turn. CP continues to take a leadership position in moving employees to a new, better scheduling model, including requesting regulatory change from Transport Canada to move away from the current and outdated regulation that allows engineers and conductors, at their discretion, to work up to 18 hours within a 24 hour period.