Canadian Propane Association supports C-206 to reduce GHGs and help farmers

By Benzinga1 day ago

OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Propane Association calls for the support of Bill C-206. “Discouraging the increased use of carbon-intense fuels such as gas and diesel in favour of low-emission energy like propane for agriculture applications would be a win-win for the environment and for farmers' bottom line,“ said Nathalie St-Pierre, President of the Canadian Propane Association (CPA).

Members of Parliament can show their support for both the environment and the economy if they vote in favour of Private Member's Bill C-206 on Wednesday as it currently moves through the House of Commons.

C-206 calls for changes to the current Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) which defines the application of the federal carbon tax or “backstop“ in provinces such as Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

If passed, C-206 would result in low-emission energy sources such as propane being exempt from the federal carbon tax for qualifying agriculture applications.

Presently, the ...

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