CPA Public Affairs
April 2022

Advocacy News
Carbon intensity – a critical metric in climate policies aimed at reducing emissions of energy sources – is becoming an ever-important consideration as federal and provincial governments develop policies that reward low-carbon fuels to reduce emissions and reach a net-zero target.
The CPA’s Allan Murphy and Robert Loenhart attended the 2022 National Propane Gas Association Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo this week in Nashville, Tennessee. Murphy’s participation on an WLPGA panel on gas heating bans and electrification focused on the Canadian context. 
On April 7, federal Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland tabled the 2022 federal budget. The minister framed the budget as being about “three pillars”: the green transition, productivity and innovation, and housing. 
On April 4, 2022, the Ontario government introduced legislation that would cut taxes on gasoline and fuel for six months between July 1 and December 31, 2022. Bill 111, An Act to amend the Fuel Tax Act and the Gasoline Tax Act with respect to a temporary reduction to the tax payable on certain clear fuels and on gasoline did not include auto propane. The bill received its third reading in the House on April 14, 2022.
The Ontario Good Roads Association conference returned to an in-person event in Toronto on April 10 and 11, just in time for government pre-electioneering pledges.
A lively and topical webinar panel discussion on marketing propane was hosted by Butane Propane News on April 7, 2022. Panellists included Joy Alafia, President & CEO, Western Propane Gas Association; Marci Ballard, General Manager, Christensen; Tucker Perkins, President & CEO, Propane Education & Research Council; and Jeff Stewart, President, Blue Star Gas.
Nominations for the Technical Standards and Safety Authority’s 2022 Safety Awards are now open. The closing date for submitting nominations is June 30, 2022.
MaXfield Inc.
On April 14, 2022, the Ontario government and First Nations announced the next important step in the development of the provinces’ Ring of Fire region.
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec roadside inspectors have been intercepting propane-powered school buses recently to have them removed from the road or have their bumper color changed.
CPA reminds members of the following proposed dates from the federal government about the upcoming Clean Fuel Regulations.
MP Ben Lobb tabled a motion in the Commons on February 7 to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel) to exempt farmers from paying the Liberal carbon tax on propane and natural gas used for farming operations.
Since April 1, 2022, the PST rate on the purchase or lease price of fossil fuel combustion systems has increased from 7% to 12%. In addition, heat pumps are exempted from PST.
Following the Government of Alberta’s announcement of the April 1 pause on the provincial fuel tax (which covers both gasoline and diesel), the CPA requested that propane should be included in it, as it is a primary energy source for many Albertans.
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CPA News
Shannon Watt was appointed by the CPA Board of Directors on April 18, 2022, as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Marshall Excelsior Company
National Energy Equipment Inc.
Welcome New Members

Western Canada

Peaceland Oilfield Services
– Associate; Fort St. John, BC

United States

Orca Pacific – Wholesaler; Houston, TX

Blackmer-PSG – MACE; Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Dependable Truck & Tank Limited

Dangerous Goods Emergency Management Conference

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

2022 CPA Leadership Summit

Date: May 17-19, 2022
Location: The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta
Register here.

Check out the Summit speakers:

Randy Spracklin
Rock Solid Builds
Joy Alafia
President & CEO
Western Propane Gas Association
Tucker Perkins
President & CEO
Propane Education and Research Council
Sandra Klashinsky
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Alberta Indigenous
David Setah
Enterprise Manager
Xeni Gwet'in First Nations
Kevin Birn
VP GHG Estimation & Coordination and Chief Analyst Canadian Oil Markets
IHS Markit/S&P Global Commodity Insights
Tim McMillan
Former president & CEO
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Brian Godlonton
Fire Commissioner
Office of the Fire Commissioner, B.C. Government
Lee Nelson
Operations Director
Emergency Response Assistance Canada

2022 CPA Atlantic Seminar

2022 CPA September Seminars 


Forward Summit (In person & Virtual)

Date: May 25-26, 2022
Location: Grey Eagle Event Centre on Tsuut’ina Traditional Territory.
Click here for more information.

CPA Committee Updates
  • Ontario Committee - September 21 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - December 8 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - January 13 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - January 19 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 9 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - February 24 Meeting
  • BC Committee - March 8 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - March 9 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - April 14 Meeting

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


Date: April 28, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Marcelline Riddell.


Date: May 31, 2022
Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Marcelline Riddell.


Date: June 7, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.


Date: June 22, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Robert Loenhart.


Date: June 23, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
To attend the meeting, please contact Katie Kachur.

Renaldo Sales and Service Center
Quality Steel Corporation
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. 



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