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May 2019
Advocacy News
The CPA has petitioned for changes to the current version of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Production Act in relation to agricultural applications of propane and power in remote communities.
 
The B.C. Government has announced their 2019 Budget, and with it, the highly anticipated financial commitment to the CleanBC Plan. The budget is forecasting a surplus of $247 million in the coming year, with much of that surplus coming from increased revenues from the speculation tax.
 
In a sweeping majority, Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party was elected in Alberta, reducing the NDP to opposition status after their single term in government. The UCP was officially sworn in on April 30.
 
In their Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government announced a review of the Far North Act with the goal of reducing red tape and restrictions on important economic development projects in the Far North, including the Ring of Fire, all-season roads and electrical transmission projects for communities.
 
Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli delivered the government’s first Ontario Budget on April 11, 2019. The budget highlights the province’s $15 billion deficit and daily expenditures of $40 million more than revenues.
 
 
The CPA has sent an expression of interest to the Technical Safety Standards Association (TSSA) for a position on its Propane Advisory Council. The Association has submitted Ontario Government Relations Director Marcelline Riddell as a candidate to ensure consistent information sharing and policy positions between the council and the propane industry. Past CPA VP Regulatory Affairs and Safety Melanie Levac previously sat on the council.
 
The voters elected Dennis King’s Progressive Conservatives as the first minority government in provincial history. The election saw a breakthrough from the Green Party, now the Official Opposition, while the previously governing Liberals were left standing in third place.
 
MaXfield Inc.
Diversco
CPA News
The CPA is pleased to welcome Rebecca Keeler as the new Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs and Safety, Jeffrey Orman as the new Director, Propane Training Institute and Regulatory Affairs, and Joannie Bouchard as the new Coordinator, Communications and Membership.
 
 
Industry News
The following is a commentary written by Peter Boag, President and CEO of the Canadian Fuels Association, in March 2019. Published with permission from the Canadian Fuels Association.
 
The role and power of consumer choice in reducing GHG emissions is one of the key themes of our just-released annual Perspectives report – the Consumer Connection.  It’s a theme that I’ve visited a number of times over the past couple of years, for good reason. 
 
 The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate is pleased to announce the publication of the video: Responding to Railcar Incidents Involving Flammable Liquids. You can watch the video by clicking on the picture below or by visiting the Video Gallery of the Government of Canada.

 
 
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ERAC
Earlier this year, ERAC launched its new online training curriculum, which is based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and composed of five sections of training with 19 courses total. Compared to the old PowerPoint version, the new HTML format is engaging, immersive and interactive.
 
While designed with ERAC response teams in mind, these LPG and flammable liquids courses contain information that is beneficial to Plan Participants and industry stakeholders alike. The courses can be purchased on the ERAC website.
 
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact info@erac.org or (587) 349-5880. 
 
Marshall Excelsior Company
National Energy Equipment Inc.
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Date: June 12-13
Location: Morell, PEI
 
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Location: Hecla Island, MB
 
Date: September 6-7
Location: Red Deer, AB
 
Date: September 10
Location: Langley, BC
 
CPA members are entitled to a 15% discount on conference passes to the Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit being held this June 4-6, 2019 in Calgary.
 
Dependable Truck & Tank Limited
Cavagna North America
Affinity Partners
 
 

 

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