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November 2018
Advocacy News
 
During recent working group meetings of the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) held on October 16 and 17, discussions focused on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) proposals on the Gaseous Stream – Exclusions, Differentiation and Definitions as well as End-Use Fuel Switching in the Liquid Stream.
 
For many in the western provinces, this has been a wet and snowy fall, creating serious challenges for farmers to get their crops off the fields for harvest. A wet crop also leads to an extended use of grain dryers fuelled by propane, and as CPA members in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba can attest, all have been busy keeping up with the additional demand this season.
 
 
On October 15, CPA Board Chair Dan Kelly and CPA President & CEO Nathalie St-Pierre presented the propane industry’s recommendations on Bill 4, Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 to the Ontario Standing Committee on General Government. 
 
On October 16, the CPA met with senior officials from the Minister of Transportation’s office to discuss the propane industry’s issues linked to the Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O., 1990 (Load restrictions), the advantages of auto propane for reducing harmful emissions from the commercial vehicle transportation sector and the benefits of reducing costs for Ontarians by creating a fair level playing field for the energy sector.
 
On September 28, the CPA responded to the Ontario government’s proposed Redesigning Ontario’s Drive Clean Motor Vehicle Emissions Testing Program. The CPA submission shows the vital role auto propane can play in low-emission transportation and demonstrates the game-changing advantages of its expanded use as a viable solution that can maximize emissions reductions from on-road vehicles.
 
On October 31, CPA President & CEO Nathalie St-Pierre, Vice-President Government Relations Allan Murphy and Government Relations Director, Ontario Hando Kang met with Minister Philips to discuss the game-changing advantages of propane and ensure the inclusion of the CPA and the propane industry in policy and program development processes. As Minister Philips prepares to develop a new climate change plan, the CPA is working to establish a level playing field where propane can contribute to maximizing emissions reductions and protecting Ontario’s air quality.
 
The CPA and its Atlantic Canada members promoted auto propane at the Canadian Public Works Association, Atlantic Chapter from October 3 to 5. Jean-Paul Belliveau and Steven Cormier from JP’s Garage, Eric Girard and Scott Nolan from National Energy and Jean-Francois Duguay, CPA Government Relations Director, Atlantic Canada met with Public Works employees from municipalities across Atlantic Canada to discuss their fleet requirements. Topics included how switching government fleets to auto propane can save municipalities money while reducing GHG emissions.
 
The CPA is participating in the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities Conference in Halifax, November 6-9 to meet with different municipalities from across the province of Nova Scotia and discuss propane opportunities for their municipalities. Conversations will include off oil programs and the advantages of auto propane for fleets.
 
MaXfield Inc.
MaxQuip
Industry News
On October 23, Prime Minister Trudeau formally announced that the Federal Pollution Pricing System will come into force in 2019. According to the federal government, putting a price on pollution, otherwise known as a carbon tax, is a central pillar of its Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. 
 
On October 25, the federal government will enact provisional safeguard measures on the importation of a number of steel products, including heavy plates, concrete reinforcing bars, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheets, pre-painted steel, stainless steel wires and wire rods. These will be administered in the form of a tariff-rate quota.
 
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Diversco
National Energy Equipment Inc.
Propane Training Institute
The CPA continues to work on improving our training services. We have a few items to update you on: our code of conduct and new PTI manual feedback support.
 
The CPA/PTI is pleased to announce that Tracey Barge has been hired to support the PTI Team in the Calgary office. Tracey started at the end of October and has assumed the position of Office Administrator for PTI. Tracey has exceptional experience in reception and administrative duties, along with excellent customer service skills, gained through her employment with various companies throughout her career. Please join us in welcoming Tracey to the team! Tracey’s email is: traceybarge@propane.ca. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to her.
 
 
Events
Join us at the Operational Excellence in Energy & Utilities Summit and learn how to unlock value and deliver large  and lasting performance improvements. The inspirational global speaker line-up features world class leaders from NASA, Siemens Renewable Energy, Andeavor, Irving Oil, SaskPower, Veolia, Thames Water, Toronto Hydro, Suncor, Hydro-Québec, Enbridge and many more – all presenting at the event and there to guide you on your business transformation journey. As a member of Canadian Propane Association, you are entitled to a 15% discount on your conference passDownload the agenda to find out more!
 
Dependable Truck & Tank Limited
Cavagna North America
 

 

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