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September 2018
Advocacy News
A long-standing issue for the residents of Churchill, Manitoba is about to come to an end following a deal to sell the flood-damaged line leading to the remote town of Churchill, which has been without a land route since the railway flooded in May 2017.
 
In its August 2 pre-budget submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee, the CPA advocated that the expanded use of propane will provide for a cleaner environment for Canadians as well as stimulate job creation. The association said this can be achieved through funding and incentivizing Canadians to switch to low-emission propane.
 
Election Day is coming to New Brunswick and Québec. In New Brunswick, people will go to the polls on September 24. In Québec, voting day is set for October 1. While in both provinces the early days have focused primarily on issues such as health and education, there have been announcements and platform agenda items from the various political parties that would be of interest to CPA members in Québec and New Brunswick. 
 
 
 
   
Atlantic Canada representatives responsible for the procurement of school buses learned firsthand about the advantages of propane-powered buses during their visit to ROUSH CleanTech facilities in Livonia, Michigan.
 
CPA President and CEO Nathalie St-Pierre has written to two federal cabinet ministers who have taken on new roles of that are of interest to the CPA.
 
 
   
To make it easier for CPA members to share and post the Propane Fuelling Station Locator onto their website, the CPA has created an easy-to-use and post button.
 
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The CPA has taken a more targeted approach with its media outreach for news releases. As a result, we were recently featured in CStore Canada magazine and HPAC magazine who covered our news release – Propane Industry Expected to Grow More Than 20 Per Cent.
 
The CPA is sad to announce that Alain Saborit is no longer with the association. Alain leaves us to pursue another career opportunity. We wish him all the best in his future.
 
 
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Industry News
Congratulations to Dowler-Karn celebrating 75 years in the propane business! Check out their story in CPA''s summer issue of Energized!
 
 
Left photo: Dowler-Karn’s CFO and CPA Board Chair Dan Kelly presenting at the company’s 75th anniversary celebration.
Right photo: A proud moment for Dowler-Karn President Dave Karn, looking on at the 75th anniversary celebrations.
 
On August 14, 2018, a joint emissions units auction was held between the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Québec’s ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Luttre contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC).
 
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The program is finalized, only one sponsorship remains and tickets are selling fast.
 
 
What are you waiting for?
 
Training budgets are tight for fire departments – and this is where Emergency Response Assistance Canada plan participants and partners can help.
 
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