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January 2019
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On December 20, a key document in the development of Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) was released. CPA’s initial analysis of the Regulatory Design Paper indicates that propane will be eligible for credit generation in the transportation sector and in the production chain under the CFS.
 
The first budget of the new Ontario government is expected in March or April, and Ontarians are being invited to present and/or file a written submission about what they believe are the priorities for Ontario to the finance committee or with individual MPPs.
 
On December 13, 2018, the CPA issued a “Call to Action” to its Ontario members regarding concerns about the unfair approach to natural gas expansion in Ontario.
 
 
   
A very productive meeting with Government and Consumer Services Minister Bill Walker highlighted a busy meeting schedule at Queen’s Park in December.
 
As announced in the December newsletter, the CPA is participating in the inaugural Forward Summit, a three-day gathering of Indigenous communities and industry leaders at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre on February 26-28. The Summit brings together Indigenous leaders and Canada’s major industries to discuss important topics surrounding workforce, finance, economic growth and mutually beneficial partnerships.
 
During the fall it had become clear that consultation requests from Technical Safety BC to CPA BC members had very short turnaround times for responses. The TSBC has since changed this guideline, incorporating the CPA suggestion to make all consultation periods a minimum of 15 business days.
 
At the beginning of December, the CPA sent out Technical Safety BC’s draft directive Propane Filling Plants and Container Refill Centers to B.C. members for comment. After compiling the comments, the consensus of B.C. members is that the draft directive does not provide a fair market-based approach.
 
The B.C. government says its Clean BC Plan is designed to shift homes, vehicles, industry and businesses in British Columbia away from a reliance on fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy featuring electricity and renewable energy. It also says its plan will boost energy efficiency solutions like zero-emission vehicles and home heat pumps, making them more affordable and available for British Columbians.
 
In June, the CPA and members of the Manitoba Propane Committee (MPC) met with Manitoba Minister for Growth, Enterprise and Trade Blaine Pedersen to discuss challenges and issues with the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC). Of paramount concern was that members felt that OFC practices were causing harm to propane businesses across the province. 
 
Check out the latest Public Affairs Report (available to members only) located on The Grid to stay on top of the issues that matter to the propane industry.
 
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I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and prosperous 2019. The CPA team and I look forward to continue to providing you value and to be member-driven and unwavering on your behalf.
 
 
   
Don't forget to renew your 2019 membership! If you have any questions or have not received your renewal package, please contact Melissa Michaud at melissamichaud@propane.ca or 613.683.2273 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
The Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MELCC) and the California Air Ressources Board (CARB) announced that the next joint carbon market auction will be held on February 20, 2019.
 
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Welcome New Members
The CPA is pleased to welcome recent new members:
  • Midstream LPG Inc.
  • Propane Gas Industries
  • ARC Asphalt Recycling Inc.
  • Belitski Contracting Ltd.
  • Harvestone Commodities LLC
  • Texon Canada ULC
  • Summerland Energy Inc.
  • Acquisition Oil Corp.
  • Lucknow District Co-Operative
  • Alberta Distillers Limited
  • Sansum Energy Inc.
Thank you for joining the over 400 members who represent the propane industry across Canada. For a full list of members, check out the member list on our website.
 
Events
Date: June 5 & 6
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
 
Date: September 6 & 7
Location: Red Deer, AB
 
Date: September 10
Location: Langley, BC
 
CPA members are entitled to a 15% discount when purchasing a conference pass to the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit being held June 3-5, 2019 in Calgary
 
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