CPA Public Affairs
July 2019

CPA to promote the PROPANE Advantage to political parties in advance of federal election

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Over the past few years, the CPA has made significant strides in its efforts to ensure there is a greater understanding at government levels of the increasingly important role propane can play as part of Canada’s energy portfolio.

Important gains can be seen at the provincial level such as improvements to the regulatory regime in Ontario, new propane school buses coming to New Brunswick and the newly-elected government in PEI indicating its willingness to work with the industry.

With the federal election coming this fall, the CPA will be pursuing a strategy of comprehensive outreach to all major federal political parties in the coming weeks. A central part of that strategy will be to meet with and educate senior officials on how the expanded use of propane in Canada can create jobs, produce low-emission energy and help fight climate change.

Toward that end, the CPA has prepared a document that will be presented called The PROPANE Advantage: For a Low Emission Canada. The brief highlights the importance of propane as part of Canada’s energy portfolio and the industry’s economic impact in Canada, reviews the many low-emission applications of propane, and provides policy recommendations.

In the run-up to the election itself, the CPA will be reaching out to federal candidates throughout Canada and will be providing materials that will support members who wish to meet with local candidates to discuss the PROPANE Advantage.


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