CPA Public Affairs
December 2015
News & Updates
The Canadian Propane Association wishes you a safe and happy holiday season. The CPA offices, including the Propane Training Institute, will be closed from December 24, 2015 to January 3, 2016. As always, the Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) Activation Line will still be available 24/7 throughout the closure.
On October 29, Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) and the Emergency Services Training Centre (ESTC) in Blyth, Ontario launched two new national propane and flammable liquids emergency training programs: Propane and Flammable Liquids Emergencies (Level One) and Propane Fire and Emergencies (Level Two).
On November 22, the Alberta government announced that it is developing a new strategy on climate change based on recommendations put forward by the Climate Change Advisory Panel. Details of the final strategy are being developed, but there are four key areas that the Alberta government is moving forward on: phasing out coal-generated electricity and developing more renewable energy, implementing a new carbon price on greenhouse gas pollution, a legislated oilsands emission limit, and employing a new methane emission reduction plan.
On December 3, a comprehensive plan to fight climate change and protect the environment, while creating green jobs and building a sustainable economy, was released by Premier Greg Selinger. Key highlights of the Climate Change and Green Economy Action Plan include energy-efficiency investments, partnering toward green jobs and a green economy, and innovative programs, incentives, partnerships and resiliency.
On December 4, the Governor General delivered the first Speech from the Throne, Making Real Change Happen, on behalf of the new Federal Government under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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On November 17 and 18, the CPA met with a number of senior government officials in Alberta and British Columbia to provide an update on recent propane industry activities, as well as share key opportunities and challenges that the industry currently faces.
Chelsey Croteau, CPA Member Support, will be leaving the CPA at the end of 2015. We thank Chelsey for her hard work and dedicated service to the association, and wish her all the best in the future.
Until the member support position is filled, please direct all member inquiries to Kathi Grosser, Executive Assistant and Board Secretary at or 613.683.2277. 
Online registration is now available for the 2016 CPA Leadership Summit scheduled for May 16 to 18 at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in beautiful Banff, Alberta. The event provides an opportunity for delegates to participate in valuable and informative sessions, as well as interact with colleagues, officials and other stakeholders who all have an impact upon the industry.

The CPA is pleased to offer a wide range of exciting partnership opportunities, including sponsorships and an exhibitor showcase. For more information, please contact Melissa Michaud, Manager, Events and Translation at 613.683.2273 or

The Canadian Propane Association is proud to offer an annual awards program that recognizes exceptional accomplishments in the propane industry and inspires the next generation of industry professionals.

Three awards are available through the program:
  • Lifetime Industry Achievement Award
  • CPA Service Award
  • CPA Student Scholarship Award
CPA members are encouraged to nominate commendable colleagues and associates by submitting a nomination form no later than March 1 of each year. Details are available on the CPA website.
Are you celebrating a significant milestone or another important achievement in 2016? The Canadian Propane Association is interested in featuring the achievements of its members, inside and outside of the propane industry, in upcoming issues of Energized magazine.
If you have an achievement you would like to share, such as an award, accolade, work anniversary or retirement, please contact Allison Mallette, CPA's Manager of Research & Communications, at or 416.220.2244.
Bulletins & Notices
CPA Energized Magazine:
Fall/Winter 2015 Edition Now Available!

CPA Renews Transport Canada Equivalency Certificate:
Measurement Canada Clarification:
National Energy Board LPG Underground Inventory Report:
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Code Corner
CANUTEC, the Canadian Transport Emergency Centre operated by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate of Transport Canada, now has a toll-free phone number. As of today, emergency assistance can be sought by dialing 1-888-CAN-UTEC (226-8832) from anywhere in Canada and the United States. 
The toll-free number does not replace CANUTEC’s other numbers. CANUTEC’s current emergency numbers (613-996-6666, as well as *666 from a cell phone in Canada) are still operational and CANUTEC will continue to accept collect calls.
Companies registered with CANUTEC will therefore be able to use the toll-free number as the 24-hour number on their shipping documents for shipments destined somewhere in Canada or the United States. Unfortunately, the toll-free number will NOT work outside of these two countries. Shipping documents accompanying shipments destined abroad therefore still need to use 613-996-6666.
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