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November 2019
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With the federal election results now in, the CPA will continue its efforts to advance priority issues for the propane industry with the federal government. A review of minority governments in recent history would indicate that, barring some unforeseen circumstance, we should expect the life of this government to be about 24 to 36 months.
 

The PROPANE Advantage Video is a visual of the various applications of propane that make up the propane advantage, from cooking and home energy, to growing markets like transportation. It is also an excellent tool to use on your website and social media.

You can watch the video by clicking on the picture below or by visiting the Association's Website or Youtube channel.

Join us in promoting the propane advantage now!

 
Due to last year’s success, the CPA is once again participating in the Forward Summit: Empowering Indigenous Communities taking place in Calgary, Alberta on April 28-29, 2020. The Summit is an Indigenous led event that includes roundtable discussions, workshops and the opportunity to meet with Indigenous leaders, industry and government representatives to identify opportunities to build successful economic partnerships with Indigenous communities.
 
On October 24, CPA members from across Atlantic Canada met in Moncton. A large group of 25 members attended the meeting to discuss issues and accomplishments over the last few months.
 
The Ontario government has launched a new website that will make it easier for businesses to help make the province open for business and open for jobs by inviting them to submit their ideas on modernizing regulations and reducing red tape.
 
Updates to the attendees included the Transport Canada electronic shipping documents pilot program, direct-fired vaporizers, CPA national recycling initiative, and the new Manitoba red tape reduction campaign and the successes achieved by the CPA in a similar exercise in other provinces. The updates were followed by a short discussion on eligibility for Manitoba companies for the federal government Climate Action Initiative Fund that closed October 17.
 
The Canadian Propane Association reminds members to update the address – or any additional new information – of their fuel stations in the Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator on the Natural Resources Canada website.
 
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CPA News

The CPA issued the news release, CPA urges the public to follow safe practices during power outages, after the Manitoba snowstorm last month left many residents without power. The release encouraged residents to use best practices to stay warm and to not take unnecessary risks. It included links to the CPA’s information documents, Carbon Monoxide Safety for Propane Users and Propane Safety for Consumers.

 

 

Government relations and advocacy are essential components of the activities the association undertakes on behalf of its members from coast to coast. The Association continues to work hard at the federal, provincial, and municipal levels to ensure that the voice of the CPA membership is heard and that energy policies being developed include the participation of the propane industry. Click here to read the CPA’s Public Affairs Report.

 
The CPA is pleased to announce its role as a supporting partner of the Argus US LPG and Petrochemical Feedstocks. Taking place on December 3-4, 2019, in Houston, Texas, US, this conference is an opportunity for you to understand how to overcome the bottlenecks when getting LPG to market, whilst building strong business relationships with potential new clients. CPA members receive a $300 discount - visit the Argus media website to purchase your pass.
 
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Propane Training Institute
The CPA has now completed most major projects to update the Propane Training Institute’s course materials and operations. As a new era is entered to offer online tools for ordering and purchasing, renewing trainer certification and issuing certificates for trainees, the appearance of the certificates has been modernized.
 

 
ERAC
Transport Canada has given a deadline of January 31, 2021 to log in to EOS and resubmit your ERAP regardless of when your ERAP expires. If your ERAP expires in 2020, ERAC will contact you around 90 days prior to the expiration date to begin the renewal process. If you do not have an ERAP expiring in 2020, ERAC recommends completing the following process as soon as possible.
 
As part of these changes from Transport Canada, Emergency Response Assistance Canada has also updated their Dangerous Goods Preparedness and Response Participation Agreement to ensure that they meet all federal regulations on your behalf.  
 
 
   
ERAC is excited to announce that their second Dangerous Goods Emergency Management Conference will take place May 4-6, 2020 in Calgary at Hotel Arts.
 
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Events

Date: December 3-4
Location: Houston, TX

 

Date: May 4-6, 2020
Location: Calgary, AB

 

Date: May 5-7, 2020
Location: Edmonton, AB

 

Date: May 26-27, 2020
Location: St. John's, NL

 

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

 
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