CPA Public Affairs
February 2019

ON: CPA Files submission to Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

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In January, the CPA filed a submission with the Ontario government as it develops its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.
In its submission, the CPA showed the vital role propane can play in a low-emission Ontario and demonstrated the game changing advantages the expanded use of propane can have for transportation and home energy. Benefits include job creation while providing affordable and viable solutions that can maximize emissions reductions, relieve regulatory burden and stimulate economic development, especially in rural Ontario.
The CPA offered real solutions that will lead to a cleaner and more prosperous Ontario.
Some of the actions that the CPA believes the government should consider as it develops the programs under the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, include:
  • Exempting the tax on propane as a transportation fuel;
  • Incentivize conversions of commercial vehicles through a tax credit;
  • Develop a low-carbon tax credit incentive that features propane as alternative to heating oil and diesel;
  • Develop policies that will support the purchase of propane-fuelled school buses which will lower GHGs;
  • Remove regulatory barriers such as requiring training for refilling auto-propane vehicles;
  • Address the outdated elements of the Highway Traffic Act concerning weight restrictions;
  • Exempt propane from the Ontario Drive Clean Motor Vehicle Emissions Testing Program;
  • Work with the CPA in our efforts to help Indigenous and remote communities that rely on diesel for heating to convert to low-emission propane; and
  • Support investments in emerging technologies such as the production of renewable propane to create jobs and to allow producers be responsible for their waste.
For more information, please contact Marcelline Riddell, Director, Government Relations, Ontario, at

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