Regulatory Affairs

Canadian Propane Association - Association canadienne du propane


On July 10, the CPA participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by recently-appointed Minister of Government and Consumer Services Lisa Thompson in Toronto. Minister Thompson explained the importance of modernizing the TSSA to get “government out of your way” and create more jobs in the province.

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The Canadian Propane Association has retained Call2Recycle, a not-for-profit recycling organization with national experience operating battery and cellphone recycling programs, to develop a plan for propane cylinders. Key Ontario members were consulted and they endorsed the plan outline. The Association is moving ahead on a more fully detailed program. 

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Small and medium-sized businesses in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan can now apply to the SME Project stream of the Climate Action Incentive Fund. They will be eligible to receive funding of up to 25 percent of the cost of projects that will make their businesses more productive and competitive by reducing energy use, saving money, and cutting greenhouse gas pollution.

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The Reliable Propane Fiable©MD Commitment is aimed at enhancing risk management performance and elevating public perception about the safety and responsibility of the propane industry. Members can find out more information about the meaning of the Reliable Propane Fiable©MD Commitment and the new CPA membership branding in a section on the CPA website.

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Starting in September, the Regulatory Affairs Newsletter will be released every two weeks to allow for time to review, asses and share impacts of proposed regulatory changes with members. In case of urgent regulatory matter, the CPA will ensure to communicate with members. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rebecca Keeler at or at 613-799-0935.

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

Over the last several months, the CPA/ Propane Training Institute has been communicating about the improvements made to our training material and processes. CPA/PTI continues to focus on key priorities and we are making steady progress. Check out the CPA website and learn about new courses and improved descriptions! 

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Free Access to CSA Standards

The CSA Group has launched an online platform that allows registered users free access to Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations. Users can now log into Communities of Interest and register to find the TDG View Access site here.

The official publication of the Environmental Emergency Regulations (E2 Regulations), 2019 in the Canada Gazette, Part II, occurred on March 6, 2019. The E2 Regulations will come into force on August 24, 2019.

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Recently at the CSA Technical Committee meetings on Tanks and Portable Tanks for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Transport Canada provided several regulatory updates. 

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New editions of standards CSA B339, CSA B340, CSA B341 and CSA B342 are effective since December 31, 2018.

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CPA Committee Updates

Date: September 12, 2019
Time: 9 am ET
To join the committee or to participate in the conference call, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 2 pm ET
To join the committee or to participate in the conference call, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

Date: October 17, 2019
Time: TBD
To join the committee or to participate in the conference call, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

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Flexmaster Canada Limited
Quality Steel Corporation
Lock America, Inc

Date: September 5-7

Location: Red Deer, AB

Date: September 10

Location: Langley, BC

Date: June 9-11, 2020
Location: London, ON

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