CPA Public Affairs
July 2021

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA), we asked industry leaders in Québec to highlight the important role played by the association across the country (Note: To see English subtitles please click on Settings → Subtitles (cc) → Auto-Translate → English)

 
Following the implementation of the new logo and branding of the CPA, we encourage you to update all your communications material with our new logo, available in the Document Centre in your online member profile (Category: CPA Member Logo)
 
With wildfire season again upon us, the CPA developed a Wildfire Safety Factsheet to help you and your customers be prepared in the event of a wildfire. It contains a few things to consider before, during and after a wildfire to keep your family and your home as safe as possible. Download the Fact sheet here.
 
Advocacy News
On June 23, the last sitting day before summer break, the House of Commons passed Private Members Bill, C-206, which requires that propane be exempted from the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). Unlike gas and diesel, propane is currently not exempted under the GGPPA for farming applications except for greenhouses.
 
The province has amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Regulation (GGRR), under sections 18 and 35(n) of the Clean Energy Act, to increase the production and use of renewable gas as well as green and waste hydrogen in British Columbia to boost jobs and economic opportunities while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Renewable propane falls into this category.
 
The Alberta government announced that eligible incorporated Alberta businesses are able to fully write off the cost of qualifying capital assets in the year of acquisition.
 
In July 2021, the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Group in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), announced complimentary e-learning to Ontario residents to reduce the burden of skilled trades compliance requirements and assist with economic recovery.
 
In their goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their fleets, the New Brunswick Community College purchased two electric vehicles but they are not meeting their needs. The college, who’s fleet mainly consists of small- to medium-sized vehicles, says it is looking for more reliable vehicles. Auto propane may be the solution.
 
The CPA is continuing its campaign to have propane included in all aspects of the federal government’s Canada Greener Homes Grant program.
 
On June 17, the CPA met with officials from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to further discuss recommendations it made in March 2021. The CPA had filed comments with ECCC in response to a draft of the upcoming Clean Fuel Standards Regulations (CFS). The CPA made several recommendations around issues such as carbon intensity and credit generation. From the perspective of the CPA, it is important that in the development of the final regulations, ECCC provides a level playing field and does not create an atmosphere that produces winners and losers.
 
Technical SafetyBC (TSBC) has made the decision to discontinue charging a fee to attend non-compliance courses.
 
After losing a constitutional challenge opposing the federal government’s carbon tax in May 2021, Saskatchewan submitted a provincial plan to price greenhouse gas emissions. The province asked the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada to accept it’s proposed carbon tax plan, with the intention to implement it next spring.
 
As members are aware, on June 8, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Environment Conservation and Parks posted the final Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) regulation (O. Reg.449/21) under the Resources Recovery and Circular Economy Act.
 
The CPA has filed a submission with the province of Nova Scotia as part of the government’s consultation on climate change and sustainable development goals. The CPA’s submission follows its participation in a number of virtual workshops that were held as part of the consultation process, which began at the end of the May.
 
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Propane Training Institute
The Propane Training Institute is now offering an additional feature: when purchasing a PDF course, you can use the exam access key either on a printed hard copy of the exam or use it to access the online exam available on our Learning Platform.
 
The Government of Alberta 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 Ontario government is investing $10.5 million to provide up to 60,000 small businesses across the province with free health and safety training over the next three years.
 
CPA News

 
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Events

CPA events are back! We will be following all necessary protocols to ensure our events are safe and enjoyable for all members. 

 

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm MDT
Cambridge Red Deer Hotel
3310-50 Ave
Red Deer, AB

Register here

 

September 14
Fort Langley Golf Course
9782 McKinnon Crescent
Langley, British Columbia

Register here

 
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 Allan Murphy.

 

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 Allan Murphy.

 

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 Allan Murphy.

 
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