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Welcome to the CPA’s media section. The CPA provides commentary on a variety of issues through our news releases and submissions to the media. Get the latest news on important issues for the propane industry.

Spotlight September 29, 2022

CPA speaks with CTV News on request to government to make heating GST/HST exempt

CPA’s President and CEO Shannon Watt speaks with CTV News Northern Ontario about our call on the federal government to make the HST/GST zero-rated for residential energy, making life more affordable for all Canadians.

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  • Submissions

OPINION LETTER in the Hill Times: Feds must change Excise Tax Act to make residential energy essential

September 25, 2022

Winter is coming. And so is your heating bill. This year, more than ever, affordability is all politicians are talking about and in Canada, that talk needs to include affordable heating.

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  • News Releases

CPA: Feds must work to ensure affordable home heating

September 6, 2022

OTTAWA, September 6, 2022 – As the Prime Minister meets with his federal cabinet to look at ways to make life more affordable for families, his government should strongly re-consider a recommendation by the Canadian Propane Association (CPA), to make HST/GST zero-rated for residential energy.

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  • News Releases

Canada LPG outlook still strong despite challenges

May 30, 2022

Canada’s propane industry continues to expand as production rises from the country’s vast upstream resources, and demand grows as a petrochemical feedstock and for seaborne exports to northeast Asia.

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Canadian Propane Association celebrates the best of the industry

May 18, 2022

CALGARY, AB, May 18, 2022 – The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is pleased to announce the winners of its top industry awards at its 2022 Leadership Summit.

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Study shows propane can be used today to reduce Canadian carbon emissions

May 11, 2022

OTTAWA, May 11, 2022 – A new study on the lifecycle analysis of the GHG emissions intensity of Canadian propane shows that the carbon intensity for propane is 72 gCO2e/MJ (volume-weighted average), which is lower than what is currently being used by the federal government under the Clean Fuel Regulations (74 gCO2e/MJ).

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Use propane to create your 5-star outdoor retreat

May 5, 2022

OTTAWA, May 5, 2022 – The Canadian Propane Association reminds Canadians warmer temperatures and longer days mean more time gathering with family and friends outdoors. Low-emission propane can go just about anywhere to create a 5-star retreat right in your own backyard.

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CPA shares AQP concerns regarding unwarranted removal of low-emission propane school buses in Quebec

May 5, 2022

Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) roadside inspectors have been intercepting propane-powered school buses to have them removed from the road or have their bumper color changed.

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Canadian Propane Association appoints Shannon Watt as President and CEO

April 20, 2022

OTTAWA, April 20, 2022 – The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Watt as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 18, 2022.

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  • News Releases

Spring is here, are you prepared in the event of a flood?

March 18, 2022

OTTAWA, MARCH 18, 2022 – Canadian propane consumers should always be ready for the unexpected and never underestimate unpredictable weather conditions during flood season.

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FRAUD ALERT! Imposter posing as a worker of the Canadian Propane Association

March 18, 2022

OTTAWA, March 18, 2022 – The CPA warns the public that information has been received of an individual identifying himself as a CPA employee and requesting residents sign a form and provide SIN numbers and driver licence information in the context of legal action about water tanks.

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Telling the propane story with HGTV Canada’s Rock Solid Builds

January 24, 2022

OTTAWA, January 24, 2022 – The Canadian propane industry has partnered with HGTV Canada’s new hit series Rock Solid Builds, the #1 new Canadian show on Specialty, to help tell the propane story and how this essential, low-emission energy source plays an important role in the everyday lives of Canadians.

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Tax on residential energy should be eliminated in upcoming federal budget

December 20, 2021

OTTAWA, December 20, 2021 – Canada’s propane industry believes that like other essential goods, fuels such as propane should be subject to a zero-rated tax – meaning taxable but with a zero rate, when used for heating homes and other residential applications.

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