Profile of Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson is The Telegram's Commentary Editor. You can reach Peter at pjackson@thetelegram.com

All articles of Peter Jackson

  • It's not a game show, premier

    In his 1971 film "Bananas," Woody Allen plays a mild-mannered New Yorker who gets caught up in a revolution in the fictional South American ...

  • You can't handle the truth

    Every now and then, self-appointed wordsmiths such as myself like to sit back and ponder annoying words and phrases that creep into the daily ...

  • Police follies, big and small

    "Come and get me, copper," said James Cagney, and the coppers always obliged. On this side of the border, the Mounties always got their man, too. ...

  • Don't stop till you get enough

    In the summer of 2000, California was enveloped in a major energy crisis. Citizens throughout the state found themselves literally in the dark as ...

  • Into the great wide open

    Our pond opened up on Sunday, two weeks earlier than it was supposed to. April 6 is early. My father says ponds on the Avalon open up during the ...

  • I'm a Newfoundlander, luh

    My friend Russell is a smart fellow. He writes two columns in The Telegram every week, as well as most of the editorials. He's been working in ...

  • The origin of speciousness

    The Globe and Mail raised the alarm last week about Canada's minister of Science and Technology, Gary Goodyear. "Science minister won't confirm ...

  • All at sea

    When you're lost for words, it often helps to borrow someone else's. Amid the inevitable questions about gearboxes and response times, a simple ...

  • Missive from Toronto

    It's a grey, foggy day on the Pickering platform. A handful of passengers - students, mostly - await the 5 o'clock westbound. A few yards beyond ...

  • Parents pay price of vaccine myths

    Imagine this headline: "Supreme Court rules global warming is real." It seems almost funny to think a court would rule on something that should ...