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February 2018
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The CPA is diligently working with the Federal government on the development of a Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) and providing input to ensure the propane industry is fully considered in the ensuing policy and regulations.
 
On January 15, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau released draft Legislative Proposals relating to the proposed federal carbon pricing system for public comment.
 
 
   
The CPA has been made aware that some member companies may have experienced delays in rail shipments due to recent extreme weather conditions. As a result, the CPA has been working closely with both Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) railways to communicate these concerns and ensure that propane is delivered as timely and efficiently as possible.
 
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) recently launched their Alternative Fuelling Station Locator. With your help, the CPA was able to put propane fuel on the map! You will note that propane (and electric charging stations) has by far, the most locations on the map.
 
The CPA responded to a BC citizen's letter, "Natural gas suggestions," featured in the Prince George Citizen on January 23. In its response, "Propane also an energy option" printed in the January 26 edition, the CPA highlighted the important role propane can play in contributing to a lower emission future for Canadians and to solving a very complex problem.
 
 
   
CPA President & CEO Nathalie St-Pierre presented propane as a viable, low-carbon solution and an essential element in Ontario’s environmental and energy options to Minister of Finance Charles Sousa and MPPs on January 31. 
 
The CPA has been working with the federal and provincial governments during this period of extreme weather conditions on the possibility of obtaining a waiver to the Hours of Service regulation (Ontario Regulation 555/06) for member companies that may require one.
 
On January 22, 2018, the city of Bathurst, New Brunswick released its balanced budget for 2018. Mayor Paolo Fongemie announced that in its efforts to present a balanced budget and reduce the city’s carbon footprint, it is looking to invest in three municipal vehicles fuelled by propane – two police cars and one public works service truck. The mayor said auto propane is used in Western Canada and Ontario and is known for its reliability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and being economical. Click here for the full story (French only). CPA's Director, Government Relations, Quebec and Atlantic Canada Jean-François Duguay, has been working with the city to include propane vehicles in its strategy to reduce emissions and costs. 
 
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2018 CPA Renewal Packages were sent to all primary contacts at the end of November 2017. If you have not received your renewal package, please contact Igor Minic, Coordinator, Administration & Communications at igorminic@propane.ca or 613.683.2272 to receive a copy of your invoice. Thank you for your continued enthusiasm and commitment to ensure the Canadian propane industry remains successful and thriving. 
 
Industry News
On January 17, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a cabinet shuffle. This is expected to be the last changes to cabinet before the Ontario election in June. There are a few changes that are of interest to the CPA.
 
New Brunswick Environment Minister Serge Rousselle reiterated that the New Brunswick government is confident that its climate plan complies with federal requirements, amid emerging new details of the federal 'Backstop' carbon pricing that will be imposed on provinces that do not meet carbon pricing systems that align with the federal benchmark. 
 
 
   
Resources for Future Generations (RFG2018) is taking place June 16-21. This global forum explores the future of natural resources and the interplay among Earth, energy, minerals and water, as well as discussions on nontechnical themes such as resources and society, and education and knowledge.
 
The IHS Markit International LPG Seminar & Workshops takes place April 10-13, 2018 in Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, Houston, TX, U.S.
 
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