CPA Public Affairs
August 2021
Advocacy News

Our new branding gives us the opportunity to increase our marketing efforts to promote propane and the many roles it plays in the lives of Canadians. We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with HGTV Canada and more specifically, its hit series Rock Solid Builds, currently one of the most-watched home improvement shows on the network.
 
On August 6, the CPA filed its prebudget submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee. Each year, the Finance Committee makes recommendations to the Minister of Finance based on submissions they receive from stakeholders such as industry groups, as well the general public.
 
Government failing to understand electric does not always mean greener and cheaper
New Brunswick is the last of the four Atlantic provinces to announce an incentive program for the purchase of eligible electric vehicles.
 
On August 4, 2021, the CPA met with Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ (MOECP) representatives to discuss the requirements for refillable propane cylinders under Ontario Regulation 449/21, Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) Category E.
 
As members are aware, the Technical Standards and Safety Authority’s (TSSA) new business model fee structure for regulated industries that became effective on May 1, 2021 represents significantly higher costs for many propane businesses.
 

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).  

 

 
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COVID-19
Starting Sept. 13, 2021, proof of vaccination will be required in B.C. for people attending certain social and recreational settings and events.
 
The Manitoba government will require all provincial employees who work with vulnerable populations to be fully immunized for COVID-19 by Oct. 31, or undergo regular testing, to protect Manitoba against a fourth COVID-19 wave.
 
In response to evolving data around the transmissibility of the Delta variant and based on the recent experiences of other jurisdictions, the government is making COVID-19 vaccination policies mandatory in high-risk settings, pausing the province’s exit from the Roadmap to Reopen and providing third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to vulnerable populations.
 
Starting Sept. 1, the Québec government is adopting a vaccination passport system to combat rising COVID-19 cases and an "inevitable" fourth wave.
 
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Industry News
 
   
 
After 44 years in the propane industry, Bruce Osborne is retiring, effective August 31, 2021. Bruce is currently the operations manager for Maxquip’s Edmonton, Alberta facility, where he has spent the last 19 years of his career.
 
The Ministère de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques and the California Air Ressources Board held the joint carbon market auction on August 18, 2021. 
 
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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

Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and a recent mandate from the BC government, in order to participate in the event, you will be required to show proof of the first dose of vaccination. If you play golf, you will also need to bring your own golf clubs as they are currently not available for rent.

 
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 16, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Allan Murphy.

 

Date: September 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

 

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

 

Date: September 30, 2021
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm ADT
For information on golf (optional at Glen Arbour Golf Course on Sept. 29) and to confirm your attendance, please contact Jean-Francois Duguay.

 

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

 

Date: October 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CT
To attend the meeting, please contact Allan Murphy

 
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