CPA Public Affairs
January 2016
News & Updates
On January 13, the CPA joined other national associations in Toronto for a pre-budget consultation with federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau. The federal Liberal government is preparing for its first budget, which could be tabled in the House of Commons as early as March. The budget will provide a road map of the plans and priorities for the new government, and the CPA expects that an important focus for the government will be on the environment. 
Among the discussion topics was climate change. Coming out of COP21 in Paris, there are expectations from certain groups for quick action by the federal government to develop a plan to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. As an energy source, propane is cleaner and lower in GHG emissions than traditional fuel sources. The CPA will continue to work with governments at all levels and discuss how propane can help them meet their GHG reduction targets.
On December 16, Ontario's Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) issued Fuels Safety Advisory FS-214-14 R1 – Extension of Compliance Date for Ventilation Calculations for Unvented Heaters in Livestock Facilities. This revised advisory suspends the enforcement of the January 1, 2016 deadline for compliance of existing unvented heaters installed prior to October 1, 2014 with clause 7.36.3 of the CSA B149.1-10 code. 
On December 14, 2015, the Honourable Dwight Ball was sworn in as the 13th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. Premier Ball's Cabinet of 12 ministers were also sworn in.
The Ford Motor Co. Essex Engine Plant in Windsor, Ontario is assembling a 5.0-litre, V8 engine outfitted for propane or natural gas, which will be installed in F-150 pickup trucks. Ford says it is the only automotive manufacturer to offer a half-ton pickup capable of running off compressed natural gas or propane. Read more on the CBC News website.
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CPA News
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 2016 CPA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will also take place during the Leadership Summit.  

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.
On December 3, 2015, Russel Cardott from Parkland Fuel Corporation was elected Vice-chair of the CPA Codes & Standards Committee. For information on the committee, please contact Mélanie Levac, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, at
Bulletins & Notices
ABSA Information Bulletin:
Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Newsletter:
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:
NB Transit Inc.
Code Corner
The following gas codes have been adopted under the new Alberta Gas Code Regulation and are now in force in Alberta:
  • CSA B149.1-15 – Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code
  • CSA B149.2-15 – Propane Storage and Handling Code
  • CSA B149.3-15 – Code for the Field Approval of Fuel-Related Components on Appliances and Equipment
  • CSA B149.5-15 – Installation Code for Propane Fuel Systems and Containers on Motor Vehicles 
 For full details, please read the notice on the Alberta Municipal Affairs website.
Upcoming Events

February 3, 2016
BC Committee Meeting

February 3-4, 2016
Board of Directors Meeting

February 10, 2016
Manitoba Committee Meeting 

March 31, 2016
Atlantic Committee Meeting

May 16-18, 2016

May 16, 2016

June 15-16, 2016

June 21-22, 2016

September 8-9, 2016
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