OFA stated its strong support for efforts to include natural gas and propane as qualifying farming fuels that would be exempt from the federal fuel charge under the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. OFA supports the intent of Bill C-206 which proposes to amend the definition of qualifying farm fuel in the Act. However, OFA believes that a change is also needed to the definition of eligible farming machinery to explicitly allow for natural gas and propane to be used to generate heat for livestock barns and in grain drying. OFA suggested that the wording of Bill S-215 – An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (farming exemptions) may be more effective than the current wording of Bill C-206. In addition to amending the definition of qualifying farming fuel, Bill S-215 also proposes to amend the definition of eligible farming machinery. OFA appreciated the first steps taken by Bill C-206 to improve the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act and ensure it is effective legislation.
Submissions & Correspondence
OFA letter supporting efforts to expand the farm fuels exempt from the federal carbon charge
Updated: October 9, 2020