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OTTAWA, September 29, 2023 — Heating needs to be affordable for everyone, not just the wealthy. As the House of Commons continues to debate C-56, The Affordable Housing and Groceries Act, the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is calling on Members of Parliament to make life more affordable for Canadians this winter by eliminating the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from home energy bills.
OTTAWA, August 21, 2023 — As the Prime Minister meets with his federal cabinet to find ways to make life more affordable for Canadian families, his government should immediately consider removing the GST on home heating.
Canadian-made propane is often overlooked as an affordable, low-emission energy that is reliable, even when the sun doesn’t shine or the wind doesn’t blow.
OPINION | BY SHANNON WATT | August 19, 2023
From meteorology to propane, CPA President Shannon Watt speaks with WLPGA’s Michael Kelly and why transitioning to zero emissions is a “dial not a switch” and why low-emission propane is the perfect energy source to help get us there.
Everything you wanted to know about propane! Listen as CPA’s Katie Kachur joins Sean Ryan of Young Canadians for Resources and talks about her career in the oil and gas industry and why propane is not “just for your dad’s bbq”.
OTTAWA, June 30, 2023 — Carbon tax projections show that low-emission propane will continue to be the best option for heating in Atlantic Canadians’ homes says the Canadian Propane Association.
CPA President and CEO Shannon Watt on diversity in the workplace: “Studies are clear. When you increase diversity, you get better business results…Diversity is ensuring everyone is included – that means men as well as women. When you bring in that diversity lens you make sure that everyone gets to be at the table and everyone has an opportunity to speak and feel that they are heard.”
Wallace, NS, May 31, 2023 – With the escalating cost of carbon-intense fuels such as heating oil, gasoline and diesel scheduled for July 1, the premiers of Atlantic Canada should focus on expanding the opportunity for affordable, low-emission propane energy, according to members of the Atlantic Committee of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA).
CPA’s Vice President of Government Relations West, participated in a panel at the Forward Summit on May 18 in Calgary discussing Indigenous ownership in the energy sector. Kachur emphasized the importance of the energy industry and Indigenous businesses working together on existing and new energy projects: “Canadians need reliable and affordable energy.”
On this episode of the Energy Security Cubed Podcast, CPA’s President & CEO Shannon Watt sat down with Kelly Ogle, CEO of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, to discuss the significant role of propane in Canada’s energy landscape and explore promising avenues for future propane exports.
“We are watching this issue closely and are working with the federal government to identify any potential adverse effects on propane supply.” – Shannon Watt, President and CEO, Canadian Propane Association
When compared to traditional sources, propane immediately reduces GHG emissions, improves indoor air quality, and has no land contamination threats when spilled.
OPINION | BY SHANNON WATT | March 16, 2023
Propane is an affordable, accessible, and low-emission Canadian energy source essential to our national energy system.