Regulatory Affairs

Canadian Propane Association - Association canadienne du propane


The CPA is pleased to announce that François Foucault has joined the CPA Team as Director of Training.  He will be working with VP Regulatory Affairs and Safety Robert Loenhart to ensure our training material meets the industry’s highest quality standards and complies with Canada’s Codes and Standards. François holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Relations and worked for several years in the airline industry as a trainer and airline pilot.

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Transport Canada has issued an important bulletin regarding thickness testing on highway and portable tanks during CSA B620 inspections. It applies to anyone who conducts internal, external, and upper coupler area inspections of highway and portable tanks, as required in CSA B620. 

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Transport Canada has announced its Emergency Response Guidebook, which is reviewed every four years, is now available.

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On November 24, 2020 Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority posted amendments to the Gaseous Fuels Code Adoption Document, 2020 seeking feedback on proposed changes. The TSSA has removed four Ontario-specific amendments in the Gaseous Fuels CAD and added three new amendments. In total, 55 Ontario-specific changes will continue to be enforced by the TSSA for this CAD. The opportunity to provide feedback is open until December 30, 2020. 

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On November 26, 2020, the Ontario government announced changes to fuel content regulations which will require fuel suppliers to increase renewable content in gasoline to 15 per cent by 2030. A first for a Canadian province, these changes aim to make everyday vehicle gasoline cleaner and result in an annual reduction of up to one megatonne of greenhouse gas emissions in 2030; the equivalent of taking 300,000 cars off the road annually.

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Transport Canada has announced that CAN/CGSB-192.3 TDG training, assessment and competency is now published. You can find the standard, at no charge, at the following locations:

While these requirements have been published, they will not take effect until fall of 2021.The CPA will provide an evaluation to members and will, if required, modify its transportation of dangerous goods training manual.

The Canadian Standards Association has published the new B620.20 code and it is now available for purchase on their website. With the publishing of this revision, the CPA equivalency certificate SU12435 is no longer required.

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The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate presented more in-depth findings to the General Policy Advisory Council on November 19, 2020 regarding their infraction study. Overall findings indicate a reduction in non-compliance for the 2019-2020 timeframe, identifying a 3 per cent decrease year-over-year since 2015-2016 findings.

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On November 20, 2020, Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) President and CEO, Bonnie Rose, provided an update to stakeholders on the regulator’s progress in implementing its modernization initiative. Rose’s message highlighted new programs, fee structure and schedules that industry can expect to see over the next year as the TSSA becomes an outcome-based regulator.

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At a recent meeting of the Multi-Industry Association Committee on Transportation and Dangerous Goods, the topic of Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods virtual inspections was discussed.  If you have experienced one of these TDG "virtual audits", please contact the CPA.

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Transport Canada temporary certificates that were put in place to allow industry to forgo certain training and inspection requirements that were difficult to achieve due to COVID-19 challenges are set to expire. BE PREPARED – Renew your TDG training certificates with PTI’S Transportation of Dangerous Goods – Propane/LPG Specific – 100-03. This course is now fully online, including the exam. 

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

The Propane Training Institute is now providing FREE delivery for orders over $250 thanks to Staples, our new national multi-location print supplier.

The Propane Training Institute is excited to announce that starting December 4, we will be providing member companies with a new supplier of printed training manuals and exams. The new supplier arrangement with Staples will mean significant savings in shipping costs for all orders and faster turnaround.

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The CPA/PTI continue to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. 


Provinces continue to adjust to the pandemic by reducing or increasing the size of groups for indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings, depending on rising case numbers. Check out Destination Canada's up-to-date information on regulations for safely meeting across Canada.

Please refer to the CPA's Best practices recommended during COVID-19 - Measures for Reopening your Retail Operations, produced to assist you in hosting a training session during COVID-19.


The Ontario government announced on Nov. 27 that it is moving five public health regions to new levels with stronger public health measures. 

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Free Access to CSA Standards

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations can be accessed for free here.

CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - October 20 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - November 3 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - September 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 12 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - October 15 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - September 29 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - September 15 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - September 22 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - September 24 Meeting

Meeting summaries can be found in the Document Centre in your online member profile. Click here to log in to your member profile.

Date: December 8, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
To attend the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: December 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
To attend the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: March 9, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am ADT
To attend the Committee, please contact Jean-François Duguay.

Date: March 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss.

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Due to the pandemic, the Canadian Propane Association has cancelled all seminar in-person events scheduled for 2020 for the time being. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information.

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