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communities for propane service, says Guy Marchand,
President and CEO of Budget Propane. The capital city
of 8,000 has a hospital and several schools that rely on
propane supply brought in by sealift during the summer's open-water season. And that's good business for
suppliers in town.
"We have local agents," says Marchand. "The law states
it has to be someone that's a local to be owner operator
and form their own company. I don't have the time to
run a business, I'm here (in Valleyfield, Québec). So it's
their business."
Across Canada, members of the Canadian Propane
Association create approximately 23,000 jobs. Many of
these include small business operators with significant
spinoffs for their own communities - from employment,
to local sponsorship and indirect benefits.
CPA members who deliver in the North understand the
uniqueness of the culture, history and associated titles
and rights of their customers in northern, remote and
Indigenous communities. Their needs are unique and building a rapport and a relationship with these communities
is key to mutual success. Many of these collaborative relationships stem from having staff living in and serving these
communities, providing engagement at the local level.
CPA members also support capacity-building programs to allow more opportunity for people within the
communities they serve to gain education, training and
mentoring - and hopefully, employment.

Marchand says he'd like to work with governments to
increase the use of propane in communities, but currently
his relationships are more with businesses and individuals.
He hasn't aggressively had to sell anyone on propane, either,
it's been more of an organic relationship that's formed. And
this is possible at a government level as well. What's needed,
he says, is a case study of how a community has successfully
switched over to propane to show governments that the
investment required is worthwhile and valuable.
Use of propane across the North is varied but Marchand
says it really has so many more uses than it's currently
employed for. "It has as many applications as you need.
Heating, cooking, power generation, hot water, any application propane can do, whereas with other sources of
energy, you're limited."
While some communities have welcomed propane as a
fuel for heat, hot water and electricity, across the North,
infrastructure that creates a reliance on diesel fuel is pervasive. Changing the demand would require a long-term
strategy to create awareness and to educate the consumer
on the benefits, both environmentally and financially, of
switching to propane. Support is needed from key stakeholders including local, provincial, and federal governments and local businesses, as well as funding required
to install the infrastructure and convert to propane. As
the Government of Canada develops its Arctic Strategy,
propane can play a significant role as an alternative fuel
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018

Message from the President & CEO | Message de la Présidente-directrice générale
Places with Potential | Des communautés pleines de potentiel
Propane for the North | Le propane dans le Nord
Interview with the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs | Entretien avec le ministère des Relations Couronne-Autochtones et des Affaires du Nord
Will Communities Thrive and Prosper Under an Arctic Policy? | Une politique de l’Arctique assurera-t-elle la prospérité des collectivités ?
The CPA Working for Members | Nous travaillons pour vous
Index to Advertisers | Index des annonceurs
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Intro
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - cover1
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - cover2
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Message from the President & CEO | Message de la Présidente-directrice générale
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Places with Potential | Des communautés pleines de potentiel
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Propane for the North | Le propane dans le Nord
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Interview with the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs | Entretien avec le ministère des Relations Couronne-Autochtones et des Affaires du Nord
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Will Communities Thrive and Prosper Under an Arctic Policy? | Une politique de l’Arctique assurera-t-elle la prospérité des collectivités ?
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - The CPA Working for Members | Nous travaillons pour vous
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Index to Advertisers | Index des annonceurs
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - cover3
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - cover4
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - outsert1
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