CPA Public Affairs
June 2021
Advocacy News

We are on to the next photo in our walk down memory lane to uncover some of our past. No one was able to identify the individuals in the past few photos so we are hoping that we can trigger your memories with this one. The winner will receive a special gift from the CPA! 

Please email your answer to the photo contest to Tammy Hirsch, Sr. Director of Communications & Marketing.

 
CPA members in Alberta may be eligible for the new Jobs Now grant to cover some of the costs associated with hiring new employees or training. This funding will be made available to private and non-profit employers in the form of grants to cover salary or training costs for unemployed or underemployed Albertans.
 
On June 1, CPA staff and members met with Nova Scotia government transportation officials to advocate for the use of auto propane in government fleets and for the inclusion of propane in any future goals to reduce GHGs in the transportation sector.
 
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador released their latest budget on May 31, 2021. It includes new and continued investments as well as partnerships with the Federal Government. Of concern to the CPA is the lack of a broad-based approach to policies that are intended to reduce GHGs while providing affordable energy. 
 
On behalf of the CPA, President & CEO Nathalie St-Pierre wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau on June 7 to express the CPA’s profound concern that the eligibility criteria of the Canada Greener Homes Grant are focused on electricity and almost entirely exclude applications that are powered by low-emission propane. St-Pierre has demanded that the criteria for the program be changed so that applications such as furnaces and boilers that are powered by propane be included.
 
On June 8, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks filed the final Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) regulation (O. Reg.449/21), under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act. The difference between this final regulation and the proposed regulation posted in February 2021 is significant for CPA members. The regulation tabled in June 2021 establishes a new Category E, which consists only of refillable propane cylinders, and no longer exempts them.
 
On June 17, 2021, the CPA provided the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) with the position of the propane industry on municipal motions that are calling for the province to phase out gas-fired electricity plants as soon as possible.
 
On June 9, 2021, the Government of Ontario announced 28 new projects in 43 Ontario communities will be funded through the Natural Gas Expansion Program’s second phase, which allocates more than $234 million to support approximately 8,750 connections in 43 rural, northern and Indigenous communities. 
 
On May 28, Nova Scotia launched the public engagement process on the development of the new goals and the new Climate Change Plan for its Sustainable Development Goals Act, passed in fall 2019. The process runs from May 27 to July 26, 2021.
 
 
   
On behalf of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), ICF has been conducting a review of alternative fuelling stations located in its Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator. Through this work, stations are tracked by fuel type, demonstrating that propane has a big advantage over other alternative energy sources, excluding electric. 
 
MaXfield Inc.
Diversco
Propane Training Institute
IMPORTANT REMINDER of our messaging dating January 2021: If you have older exams, PTI will not accept them after June 30, 2021, APART FROM THE EXCEPTIONS LISTED
 
The Government of Manitoba announced a recent federal-provincial job grants program that may help you offset costs of training programs provided by the Propane Training Institute.
 

Indoor and outdoor gathering numbers are updated on a regular basis to keep up with rapid changes. Check out Destination Canada for information on safely meeting across Canada.

 
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The CPA’s Board of Directors give their time, expertise and leadership to help maintain a strong, strategic association that brings value for members and contributes to the future of the propane industry in Canada. As part of regular board succession, the CPA would like to thank outgoing Board of Directors Dan Kelly, Steven Wilson and Chantelle McGivern for their expertise, dedication, and energy over the past several years as well as welcome new board member, Jason Cooper
 

 
Marshall Excelsior Company
National Energy Equipment Inc.
Industry News
The Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the California Air Ressources Board will hold the joint carbon market auction on August 18, 2021. 
 
Dependable Truck & Tank Limited
ADD Systems
CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - June 8 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - May 12 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - March 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - June 9 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: 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.

 
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