Regulatory Affairs
October 8, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 screening requirements for Ontario workplaces came into effect on September 26, 2020. Employers should take immediate steps to implement the new screening procedures, as failing to do so can result in charges being laid by the Ministry of Labour under the Occupational Health & Safety Act.

On June 12, 2019, Transport Canada published amendments (changes) to the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II. Currently, motor carriers and drivers maintain a daily log, but the amended regulations stipulate that these logs be replaced with electronic logging devices that have been tested and certified by an accredited certification body.

As a result of the CPA’s effort to get an extension, we are pleased to announce that Transport Canada is extending the temporary certificates for suspension of training and inspections to January 31, 2021.

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate presented key findings to General Advisory Policy Council  members on their analysis of repeated violations (recidivism) and as well as information on the nature of the non-compliances relating to Parts 3, 5 and 6 of the TDG Regulations.

The Ontario government is planning to increase its team of frontline health and safety inspectors by 98  to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With these new hires, there will be more labour inspectors on the ground than ever before in the province's history.    

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PTI - Propane Training Institute

The CPA/PTI continue to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Click on the Learn More below to find out what amazing services the PTI offers. Don’t forget: the CPA is offering a promotional discount of 25% for the Transportation of Dangerous Goods – Propane/LPG Specific – 100-03 training material starting September 16 to October 15, 2020.

Provinces continue to adjust to the pandemic by reducing or increasing the size of groups for indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings, depending on rising case numbers. Ontario has reduced its indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings but the reduced numbers should not affect the size of training classrooms because they apply only to private social gathering numbers. 



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

Measurement Canada has extended the grace period for the extended use of specifications for the Verification, Reverification, Installation and use of Electronic Volume Conversion Devices and Function to January 01, 2021. For more information, view the notice.

The Ministry of Transportation has extended the validity of the following driver, vehicle and carrier products, that expired on or after March 1, 2020 due to COVID-19. These will continue to remain valid and legal past the expiry until further notice. 

Free Access to CSA Standards

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) safety standards published by CSA Group referenced in federal TDG regulations can be accessed for free here.

CPA Committee Updates
  • BC Committee - April 23 Meeting
  • Saskatchewan Committee - September 18 Meeting
  • Auto Propane Committee - September 17 Meeting
  • Manitoba Committee - February 12 Meeting
  • Alberta Committee - June 18 Meeting
  • Ontario Committee - September 29 Meeting
  • Transportation Committee - September 15 Meeting
  • Regulatory Affairs Committee - September 22 Meeting
  • Atlantic Committee - April 28 Meeting

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

Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss

Date: October 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss

Date: October 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
To attend the Committee, please contact Tanis Fiss

Date: December 8, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
To attend the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

Date: December 15, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
To attend the Committee, please contact Robert Loenhart.

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

Due to the pandemic, the Canadian Propane Association has cancelled all seminar events scheduled for 2020. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information.

Affinity Partners