Regulatory Affairs
June 11, 2020

On June 10, 2020, the CPA hosted its 8th Annual General Meeting. The event was attended by several members. We thank you all for your participation. The Canadian Propane Association congratulates Nancy Borden of VI Propane in BC as the first chairwoman of the board of directors.  We also express our sincere gratitude to Dan Kelly, CFO at Dowler-Karn, Ontario for his dedication and passion in chairing the board for the last three years and retiring board director, Guy Marchand, President, Budget Propane, Québec for his tireless efforts and support for the last 10 years. Finally, we welcome two new board members: Richard Charbonneau, Director, Budget Propane & P38 of Québec and Darren Rousch, General Manager, Keyera, Alberta. To read the news release, click here

New employees always take time to get up to speed, but did you know that young employees need to be taught more? As a new employee with experience in the workforce, we all understand that there are certain measures we need to use to keep ourselves safe. To a skilled worker, it is common sense, however, sometimes experienced workers forget that younger new hires need additional basic training requirements that would not be necessary for a worker that has been in the workforce for many years.

Consult gathering limitations across the provinces

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. 

CPA’s Vice-President of Regulatory Affairs and Safety Robert Loenhart has been approached to provide input on a number of committees and advisory groups. The newest addition includes the Canadian Standards Association’s Propane Autogas Technical Committee, a North American-based committee attempting to harmonize regulations between the U.S. and Canada. He is also now participating on the Propane Autogas Advisory Council, a Canadian based council that examines all regulatory requirements for the propane motive fuel industry.

The CPA has created a number of valuable resources to support members during the pandemic, including specific information for trainers.

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.


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

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

The Propane Training Institute is pleased to deliver an additional online solution to its certified trainers. With this initiative, PTI will no longer require trainers to complete the training summary sheet and send a trainee’s certificate by mail or email.

The CPA/PTI made important changes to PTI manuals in May of 2020. The updated versions will be made available immediately for your next order. 

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: June 16, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET
To join the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: June 18, 2020
To join the Committee, please contact Sherri Clair

Date: June 23, 2020
Time: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm ET
To join the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
To join the Committee, please contact Jean-Francois Duguay

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. We have cancelled our May and June events – Leadership Summit 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.

Date: September 15, 2020

Location: Langley, BC

NEW Date: November 30 - December 2, 2020

Location: Calgary, AB

More information here.

Affinity Partners