The Board of
Railway Commissioners for Canada.

Order no. G.O. 196

Friday, the 29th of
June, A.D. 1917

In the matter of Section 254 of the Railway Act, and the complaints filed with the Board against the use of barb wire in fences erected and maintained by railway companies in compliance with the requirements of the said section.

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner

D'Arcy Scott
Assistant Chief Commissioner

W. B. Nantel
Deputy Chief Commissioner

S. J. McLean
Commissioner

A. S. Goodeve
Commissioner

File no. 9994.251

Upon reading and considering the objections filed,

It is Ordered:—

That, in municipalities where barb wire is prohibited, all railway companies subject to the jurisdiction of the Board be, and they are hereby, forbidden to use barb wire in the future construction or reconstruction of fences along their respective lines of railway : Provided that:—

  1. Barbed wire may be strung along the top of woven wire fences in stock-range country.
  2. Barbed wire may be strung along the top of close board fences to prevent trespassing.
  3. Barbed wire may be used along the bottom of a woven wire fence, where it is necessary to fence against pigs.

H. L. Drayton
Chief Commissioner,
The Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.