Power outage numbers are in

Nearly 2.5 million workers lost 26.4 million hours in massive blackout: Statistics Canada
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/14/2003

T

he massive power blackout that hit Ontario and a small portion of Quebec on Aug. 14, 2003, took a bite out of work for nearly one in three workers.

An estimated 2.4 million workers in Ontario and Gatineau, Que., lost 26.4 million hours of work time in the second half of August because of the power outage and the subsequent conservation period, according to Statistics Canada.