David Swann, David Khan, Alberta Liberal Party, Alberta, oilpatch, Calgary

'Silent financial tsunami'

There's no need for an emergency debate on the looming, multibillion-dollar cost of cleaning up Alberta’s oilpatch, the governing New Democrats and official Opposition United Conservatives told the provincial legislature Tuesday. They took this position in response to a request from the legislature's lone Liberal member who suggested the matter required an urgent debate.

Canadians are keen to cut meat consumption, but is it enough?

While a move away from traditional meat-centred meals may be upon us (particularly if you are an educated female under 38, according to a Dalhousie University survey), I no longer find myself congratulating every new "reducetarian" with the thought that every little helps. A little is nowhere near enough to protect the environment and the animals, writes Jessica Scott-Reid.