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

  • Get on the omnibus — or else

    “Everything is not black and white anymore. The budget is not the budget.” — Loyola Hearn, May 2005 Loyola Hearn was in a tight spot. The ...

  • Stompin’ at the Savoy

    Does privilege improve the performance of politicians? Do they function better not having to worry about that expensive second brandy, or the ...

  • Will lawsuits spell the end of homeopathy?

    I’m embarrassed to admit that World Homeopathy Awareness Week, April 10-16, somehow escaped my notice. Because if there’s anything I’m dedicated ...

  • Cute behind glass — not so in the flesh

    Walking up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, you hit the southeast corner of Central Park at 59th Street. In July, it’s usually hot and sticky. Exhaust ...

  • Just answer the questions

    If the PUB was the jury in a criminal trial, you might say it just delivered a nullification verdict.Basically, it did a bunch of things it ...

  • You can’t do an air search without aircraft

    CBC-TV’s “The Fifth Estate” aired its much anticipated documentary on the death of Burton Winters Friday. The Labrador teen froze to death on the ...

  • All the news that fits

    What makes something a news story? And who decides?They are questions that many readers — on blogs, in letters, in phone calls and in online ...

  • The life and times of Pierre Poutine

    His friends had little doubt Pierre Poutine was destined for a life of crime. Even as a small fry on the streets of Joliette, he was always ...

  • It takes two to tangle

    Last week’s column made some assertions that were — shall we say — less than accurate.The first was my suggestion that the current administration ...

  • The percolated jumping frog of Dunderdale county

    There’s a metaphor about change that often springs to mind.Take a frog and put it in a pot of boiling water. It will immediately leap out. Put it ...