CPA Public Affairs
May 2021


Join Dave Karn, owner, Dowler-Karn, and Steve Sparling, founder of Cowbell Brewing and past
president & CEO of Sparling's Propane, as they reflect back 10 years on the CPA's inception.

#PROPANEday marks its third edition this year on Monday, June 7. #PROPANEday is celebrated around the world-wide each year by the industry to raise awareness around propane and increase the visibility of the benefits of this exceptional energy.
On April 19, Federal Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland tabled the first federal budget in more than two years. The budgetary deficit for fiscal year 2020-21, was $354.2 billion – 49 per cent of the GDP. 
The budget outlines the introduction of a Low-Carbon Fuel Procurement Program. The CPA will be reviewing the details and possible applications to propane once they become available.
The federal government announced an $80,000 investment to support the development of the Municipal Energy and Emission Database, an integrated geospatial platform that tracks greenhouse gas emissions for municipalities across Canada.
The fight to keep Line 5 running continues. The CPA has been working with many other stakeholders to maintain this critical infrastructure.
The British Columbia government has created the InBC Investment Corp., a new $500-million strategic investment fund. InBC will focus on driving innovation, sustainability, attracting investment, and diversifying B.C.’s economy. This new entity and funding bring the potential to develop renewable propane in the province.
CPA members and their employees are required to undergo training. The Canada-Manitoba Job Grant may help to offset some of these costs.
On March 25, 2021, the government of Nova Scotia released their budget, announcing significant investment to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Stewardship Ontario’s wind up of the Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste program for all program stewards was scheduled to take place on June 30, 2021. However, this date has now been extended to September 30, 2021, pending further consultation and development of the new program. 
To promote the many uses of propane, the CPA issued the following news release on May 4: Turn your home into a backyard oasis with propane. In addition to grilling with propane, the news release discussed fire pits, heaters, propane-powered pool heaters and lighting – everything you need to turn a backyard into an oasis.
MaXfield Inc.
Discover Rural Computer Consultants, Inc
Rural Computer Consultants, Inc
For over 40 years, RCC has been and continues to be a leader in software and support, specializing in the fuel and propane industry. FDS, Fuel Distribution System, is a complete back office software that also features a full accounting suite, web services, cloud hosting and much more. MOGO, Mobile Office on the GO, provides real-time communication between your drivers and your office, saving time and money.
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Propane Training Institute
 PTI Operational Procedures for Trainers – 700-04 – April 2021, has been updated and is available through the Document Centre (category: All trainers). This version of the operational procedures should be read by all active PTI trainers as there are important updates to our operating procedures.
As circumstances change rapidly across Canada due to COVD-19, this is an important overview for trainers about the resources the CPA has available on best practices, recertification extensions, resources if you are required to travel, and gathering numbers indoors. 
CPA News
The CPA is pleased to announce the scholarship program now includes the Wendell King Memorial Bursary in addition to the Young Gassers CPA Student Scholarship.
Marshall Excelsior Company
National Energy Equipment Inc.
Dependable Truck & Tank Limited
ADD Systems

When: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Contact Sherri Clair to register:


CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - October 20 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - May 12 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - March 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 10 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - March 16 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - September 29 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - March 16 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - March 23 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - March 18 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: June 8, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.


Date: June 9, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.


Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MDT.
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.


Date: June 22, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.


Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.


Date: September 14, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.


Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Marcelline Riddell.


Date: September 16, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.


Date: September 23, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Jean-François Duguay.


Date: December 7, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am PST
To attend the meeting, please contact Tanis Fiss.

Renaldo Sales and Service Center
Quality Steel Corporation
ERAC invites you to attend their 2021 webinar series. These free webinars are available to all Plan Participant members. Join ERAC staff as they discuss various topics related to ERAC, dangerous goods emergency response and emergency response planning.



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