CPA Public Affairs
October 2022

CPA pre-budget submission to House of Commons Finance Committee

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On October 8, the CPA filed its recommendations for the upcoming federal budget with the House of Commons Finance Committee. They include:

  • Making legislative change to Part IX of the Excise Tax Act which would make HST and GST zero-rated for residential energy. This would ensure that residential energy receives the same tax treatment as essential items such as basic groceries as well as agriculture and fish products.
  • Supporting Indigenous communities by funding the conversion of residential, public and commercial buildings in these areas from diesel/heating oil to propane. 
  • Changing the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) to ensure that propane receives the same carbon tax exemptions as gasoline and diesel in agricultural.
  • Making tax credits available for converting fleets from gasoline to propane. This would yield a 26% reduction in GHGs compared to gasoline.
  • Supporting the propane industry’s pathway to renewable propane in Canada. 

The CPA will be reaching out to individual committee members as well as government officials to discuss the recommendations.


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