Regulatory Affairs
July 9, 2020

Effective March 16, 2020, Measurement Canada reduced services as part of measures to decrease the potential for the spread of COVID-19 and the impacts on clients and stakeholders. As part of these measures, MC temporarily suspended requirements for meter replacement and reverification, but it is now forming a joint working group to develop a risk-based management framework for the reverification and replacement of meters affected by the temporary suspension.

Measurement Canada's approval services laboratories in Ottawa have resumed evaluation of prototype devices, but with a significantly reduced number of staff. The laboratories have started accepting type approval applications as well as receiving prototype devices at its testing facilities and shipping them from there.

The CPA recently attended an information session on Transport Canada’s Client Information Database (CID) revisions. The most significant change to the database requirements is that Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) participants will not be required to report on the CID database. Information entered into the ERAP database will have a space for a CID number, which is proposed to link the two databases for participants in the ERAP program.

With the exemption for seasonal load restrictions having expired on June 30, a more permanent, province-wide remedy for reduced load restrictions faced by propane businesses is required. The CPA has recently made inroads on two fronts to ensure this issue remains top-of-mind for provincial representatives and industry partners.

The CPA has received the new equivalency certificate SU 13263 that allows CPA members to attach riveted plates onto TC Series-4 containers once they have been requalified. The equivalency certificate was issued on January 31, 2020 and is available on the CPA website.

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

Yes – finally, our online store is open and we have online courses available! Please read this important message.

The Propane Training Institute has updated some of its manuals. The table in the article will allow trainers and trainees to understand recent changes at a glance. Please note that the changes are the result of the work carried out to finalize the revision of the questions in the Test your knowledge section for certain workbooks as well as the revision of an exam question from 100-15.



Keep informed with up-to-date information by visiting our COVID-19 website.

The federal government has introduced draft regulations that would help employers who sponsor a Registered Pension Plan or salary deferral leave plan for their employees to manage and maintain their benefit obligations through the crisis.

The federal government extended the Emergency Order requirements related to mandatory isolation and quarantine until August 31, 2020, for travellers entering Canada.

As of June 26, 2020, businesses eligible for CEBA now include owner-operated small businesses that do not have a payroll, sole proprietors receiving business income directly, as well as family-owned corporations remunerating in the form of dividends rather than payroll. 

The federal government is investing $40 million over three years in the Union Training and Innovation Program and has launched two calls for proposals. Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for funding through two streams: Stream 1: Investments in Training Equipment; and Stream 2: Innovation in Apprenticeship. Deadline for proposals is August 28, 2020.

The Canada Revenue Agency has advised that T2 Corporation Income Tax Returns and T3 Trust Income Tax Returns that would have been due in June, July, or August are now due on September 1. For T2s and T3s, as previously announced, any income tax balance due on or after March 18 and before September 1 will also be due by September 1. Click here for more information.

As provinces begin to further open up across Canada, the size of groups for indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings are being adjusted.To assist you in determining if you are able to host a training session, and under what conditions, please consult the updated group numbers. 

The Ontario government introduced proposed legislation that, if passed, would provide the government with the flexibility to ensure select tools remain in place once the provincial declaration of emergency has ended. The latest declaration of emergency is in place until July 24.

All Service New Brunswick Centres will reopen by July 13, eligible provincial licences and certain other documentation will be extended.

Hear from Rogers Product Management executives who will provide information on how to ensure that your business remains operational and your teams stay productive within changing workplace environments. 

Free Access to CSA Standards

The CSA Group has launched an online platform that allows registered users free access to Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations. Users can now log into Communities of Interest and register to find the TDG View Access site here.

CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - April 23 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - September 18 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - April 30 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 12 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - March 19 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - April 21 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - March 3 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - March 10 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - April 28 Meeting

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

Date: September 10, 2020
Time: TBD
To join the Committee, please contact Sherri Clair.

Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm ET
To join the Committee, please contact Rob Loenhart.

Date: September 22, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm ET
To join the Committee, please contact Rob Loenhart.

RegO Company
ValvTect Petroleum Products
Quality Steel Corporation
Lock America, Inc

During these challenging times, the Canadian Propane Association’s top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our propane community and have cancelled many of our events and in-person regional committee meetings. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information on event status.

Date: September 10-12, 2020

Location: Red Deer, AB

More information here.

NEW Date: November 30 - December 2, 2020

Location: Calgary, AB

More information here.

Affinity Partners