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On April 7, the Government of Quebec unveiled its new energy policy: The 2030 Energy Policy - Energy in Quebec: A Source of Growth. The objectives of the policy are to move Quebec to a low-carbon economy; to highlight and promote Quebec’s energy resources; to promote responsible consumption; to take full advantage of Quebec’s energy efficiency potential; and stimulate technological innovation and social responsibility.

The policy also includes support for propane. The Government intends to support the conversion of vehicles to low carbon options, including propane, and to develop a pilot program that establishes multi-fuel stations (gasoline, biofuels, natural gas, propane, electricity, hydrogen) across Quebec by 2030.

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On April 14, the Alberta Government announced Budget 2016, The Alberta Jobs Plan. The budget includes the Climate Leadership Plan (CLP), an economy-wide strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The CLP imposes a price on carbon emissions, implemented through a carbon levy that will act as the key tool to pay for a greener, more diversified economy. It will be included in the price of all fuels that produce GHG emissions when combusted. These include transportation and heating fuels such as diesel, gasoline, natural gas and propane.

In addition, the Petrochemical Diversification Program (PDP) will encourage investment in Alberta’s petrochemical industry and add value to Alberta’s energy products. The PDP includes up to $500 million in royalty credits for petrochemical projects, specifically methane and propane upgrading facilities.

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On April 8, the Government of New Brunswick announced that a select committee of the legislative assembly is being established to develop a stronger New Brunswick response to climate change. The all-party committee is charged with consulting the public and interested stakeholders on options to strengthen New Brunswick’s response to climate change.

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The CPA is sad to announce that Michael Gorman, Founder and President of Petro-Viron Inc, passed away suddenly in early February. Michael William Gorman had a life-long and proud history of working in petroleum equipment and related industries including propane. Michael used his good business sense and friendly nature to establish long-lasting relationships with many throughout the industry. While the company will carry on with his son Ryan at the helm, Michael’s good nature will be missed.

The CPA is also sad to report that SIS Propane Owner, David Hepper, passed away this March. David was the owner of SIS Propane which operates on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and has been in business since 1994.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to both the Hepper and Gorman families during this difficult time.

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