CPA Public Affairs
January 2022

 
Advocacy News
 
   
On January 12, 2022, the Canada Border Services Agency announced that Canadian truckers were exempt from the impending quarantine rule, an announcement that the federal government walked back the next day, stating that the regulations previously outlined still stand: all truckers crossing the border must be fully vaccinated since January 15.
 
 
   
The CPA has written to the federal government to act now and address the significant delays and associated additional costs incurred by CPA members from across Canada due to the increasingly problematic service provided by Canada’s railroads.
 
 
   
The B.C. government announced on January 24 that 2022 will be the final year that propane and natural gas stoves will be eligible for rebates under its Wood Stove Exchange Program, created in 2008.
 
 
   
The CPA has consistently stated support for reducing Canada’s carbon footprint. However, any reduction in energy options for Canadian consumers, particularly related to natural gas and therefore propane, is detrimental to consumers and manufacturers.
 
 
   
On January 24, the CPA issued a press release announcing the association’s sponsorship of the second season of HGTV Canada’s Rock Solid Builds set to premier on Thursday, January 27.
 
 
   
The CPA and the U.S.-based Propane Energy Research Council (PERC) recently met to discuss communications approaches. Of specific focus were those PERC messages that were resonating with their U.S. audience.
 
The CPA is continuing to seek a full exemption for propane under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act in the provinces where the Act applies, namely Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Manitoba.
 
 
   
On January 6, CPA Interim President Allan Murphy wrote to members of the House of Commons Finance Committee as part of an effort by the CPA to have energy for residential use be taxed zero-rated.
 
As part of the CPA’s ongoing advocacy with Enbridge Line 5, the CPA will be issuing a national op-ed in the first quarter of 2022 in support of the pipeline.
 
 
   
The federal government’s $24-million Energy Innovation Program in which it funds fuel switching applications, includes propane.
 
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Propane Training Institute
The CPA/PTI has partnered with BFL Canada to offer an exclusive insurance program as a new Trainer Associate benefit. 
 
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CPA News

These biennial awards are presented at the signature CPA Gala Dinner during the Leadership Summit held on May 17-19, 2022, in Banff, AB, an anticipated event for members and business leaders in the propane industry.

 
 
 
Marshall Excelsior Company
National Energy Equipment Inc.
Dependable Truck & Tank Limited
ELAFLEX PACIFIC PTY LTD
Events

Date: May 17-19, 2022
Location: The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta
Details to come!

 

Date: Feb 2-3, 2022
Location: Grey Eagle Event Centre, Calgary, AB
Register here
CPA members receive a 10% discount! (Use code PROPANE10 at checkout)

 

Date: May 10 - 12, 2022
Location: Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB
Register here

 

Date: March 30-31, 2022
Location: Calgary, AB

“In-Person” Event (or join as a Live-Streaming Attendee!)

To view the 21st Annual Artic Energy & Resource Symposium, click here.

 
CPA Committee Updates
  • Ontario Committee - September 21 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - September 21 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - September 23 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - September 28 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - October 13 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - October 14 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - November 18 Meeting
  • BC Committee - December 7 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - December 9 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: February 9, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.

 

Date: February 24, 2022
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm AST
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.

 

Date: March 8, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.

 

Date: March 9, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.

 

Date: April 14, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.

 

Date: April 21, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Marcelline Riddell.

 
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Quality Steel Corporation
ERAC

ERAC is excited to announce the keynote speaker for its 2022 Dangerous Goods Emergency Management Conference will be Rick Hansen, best known as the “Man In Motion” for his epic 40,000 km wheelchair trip around the world. 

This year’s conference will be held May 10-12 at Hotel Arts in Calgary, and for the first time, will include both Plan Participant members and members of ERAC's responder community.    

Don’t miss your chance to learn from and network with some of North America’s leading emergency management and dangerous goods emergency professionals! 

Click here  for the Conference agenda.

Register here. 

 
 

 

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