CPA Public Affairs
October 2021

 
Advocacy News
On Friday, Oct. 22, the Canadian Propane Association issued a press release asking federal, provincial, and territorial governments to work together in providing support to Canadians facing higher energy costs.
 
 
   
The CPA is participating with the World LPG Association and regional, national and international propane industries in publicizing cohesive messaging on propane during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) negotiations, held in Glasgow from October 31 - November 12.
 
 
   
The Conference Board of Canada has released two new studies that provide insight into the supply chain for propane as well as updated market information on the propane industry. Both studies were cost-shared by the CPA, the Canada Energy Regulator, Natural Resources Canada, and Transport Canada – this is the first time research on the propane industry has been cost-shared co-funded, a testament to the gaining importance of the industry in Canada. 
 
 
   
Prime Minister Trudeau’s new cabinet was sworn in on October 26. On November 22, a Speech from the Throne will highlight the opening of Parliament. In a letter sent to the Prime Minister on October 4, CPA Board Chair Nancy Borden reaffirmed the propane industry’s commitment to working with the federal government.
 
 
   
On September 30, the CPA filed comments regarding the federal government’s People-Centred Just Transition discussion paper. 
 
 
   
The B.C. government announced on October 25 a more ambitious climate plan to deliver on its previous climate commitments. The roadmap accelerates previous emissions measures and introduces new ideas to help B.C. achieve the Paris emissions reduction targets for 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.
 
 
   
On October 15, the Manitoba government announced $1 million in grants from the Conservation and Climate Fund to nine organizations for green projects throughout the province. The government says these projects support its ongoing commitment to green investments that align with the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. 
 
 
   
The CPA met with Benjamin Levitt, stakeholder relations director and Hannah Anderson, policy director from the Red Tape Reduction Ministry, on October 14. The CPA outlined key red tape and business burdens that Ontario’s propane providers would like to see removed or reduced.
 
 
   
The Ontario Energy Association annual conference on Sept. 27 allowed participants and speakers to share industry and political insight into the factors that may influence the next provincial election in June 2022.
 
 
   
The CPA was very active on social media during the 2021 Bus Safety Week (Oct. 18-22) to advocate for propane school bus advantages (cleaner air, quieter operation, and proven safety at the top of the list).
 
 
   
The Canadian government recently invoked a 1977 treaty on pipelines between Canada and the U.S. to stop Michigan’s attempt to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5. Enbridge stated that the dispute is “directly and significantly” impacting Canada-U.S. relations.
 
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October 8 was the last day for long-time CPA employee, Jean Francois Duguay. He joined the Association in 2015, ably serving members as the Government Relations Director for Atlantic Canada and Quebec for over 6 years.
 
 
   
The CPA is pleased to announce that Katie Kachur has been appointed as the new Vice-President Government Relations, Western Canada and will be based in Calgary, Alberta.
 
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Events

 

 

 

  

The CPA is hosting a webinar in collaboration with Transport Canada on Infraction Trends in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods with Isabelle Roy, Chief, Risk Management, Safety Research and Analysis  Branch, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate.

When: Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST ( via Zoom Webinar)

You can register online!

 
CPA Committee Updates

Meeting summaries can be found in the Document Centre in your online member profile. Click here to log in to your member profile. 

  • BC Committee - June 8 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - May 12 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - September 23 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - June 9 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - June 17 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - April 21 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - September 21 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - September 28 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - March 18 Meeting
 

Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am MDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.

 

Date: Week of December 6, 2021 (exact date TBD)
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

 

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

 

Date: December 9, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am CDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur

 

Date: January 13, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.

 

Date: January 19, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.

 
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ERAC is pleased to announce the Dangerous Goods Emergency Management Conference will take place May 10 - 12, 2022 in Calgary at Hotel Arts.

Network with emergency management personnel from all over Canada and take in session speakers from oil and gas, transportation, government, industry partners and more.

 
 

 

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