Regulatory Affairs
October 23, 2020

On October 13,  the Standards Council of Canada announced that Transport Canada has engaged with the Canadian General Standards Board to revert the Transport Canada standard TP14877 back to its status as a CGSB National Standard of Canada. TP14877 is a standard for “Containers for Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Rail”. The CPA has set up a sub-committee to examine the new document and now requires your input.

On October 13, 2020 Ontario’s Technical Standards & Safety Authority announced they are adopting the National Code through Code Adoption Documents for all regulated sectors.

After initially postponing the implementation of a fuel oil distributor audit program the Technical Standard and Safety Authority will now introduce the program on November 1, 2020. 

Pro-Par Inc.
PTI - Propane Training Institute

The CPA/PTI continue to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. 


The following temporary certificates have been renewed until January 31, 2021 (or the day they are cancelled in writing by the Minister of Transport).

As members are aware, on September 25, 2020 as part of the Ontario government’s second phase emergency management roll-out, the Ministry of Health issued a Workplace Screening Tool for all employers to administer to workplace staff. Some latitude for propane operators was provided by the Ministry of Health Emergency Operations Centre.

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. 



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.

Applications are now open for StrongerBC's new Small- and Medium-Sized Business Recovery Grant, which provides grants of $10,000 to $30,000 to support B.C. businesses that employ between two and 149 B.C. residents and have experienced declines in revenue since March 10, 2020. Click here to learn more. 


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. 

The Ontario government is investing an additional $75 million over the next two years to help apprentices cover living expenses during their in-class training. Itt is also appointing a five-member Skilled Trades Panel to provide advice and recommendations to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development on developing a new approach to training and certification.

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: November 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am 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 in-person events scheduled for 2020 for the time being. Please monitor our Events web page for up-to-date information.

Affinity Partners