Every spring in Ontario, CP begins its vegetation control program to keep the rail line clear of unwanted brush or weeds. This vegetation control program is in accordance with Ontario Regulation 63/09, which provides public works the right to use herbicides when it comes to the safety of their infrastructure. All herbicide applications will be done by qualified operators in conformity with current federal and provincial regulations. This program will also be subject to all habitation and aquatic setbacks listed on the products' label.
We use herbicides to control grass and weeds on the ballast and any remaining brush is also sprayed to eliminate it from the ballast.
More information is available in the following documents:
2019 Ontario spray scheduleThis schedule will be updated on a regular basis to reflect the progress of our spray operations.
Ontario spray schedule map
Ontario communities by CP subdivision