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

  • Arts are not a luxury; they are our lifeblood

    “It is my understanding — and when I heard this, I could not believe what I was hearing — that a grant was given to a cellist to go to Toronto to ...

  • Donald Trump: the wizard of id

    But it is the second half of his mantra that best reveals what is going on in his head.“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete ...

  • Take that child to a doctor

    Regular readers — hi Mom! — know by now that science and medicine are among my main interests. In particular, I get pretty worked up when I hear ...

  • I’ll do yoga, but I won’t wear yoga pants

    I don’t mean in its strict definition, as in one culture adopting the customs and styles of another — which has been happening since the dawn of ...

  • The science of deception

    I remember interviewing Ranjit Kumar Chandra in my early days reporting for The Telegram. He was a friendly fellow, accessible and always willing ...

  • The fault is in our stars — the nationalist kind

    We talked a bit about national identity and accents, and how malleable they can be. He was surprised to learn that Irish is not the dominant ...

  • What women need

    Morgan, first elected to the House of Assembly in 1972, served as a minister under Brian Peckford in a number of portfolios, including fisheries. ...

  • Pass the charcuterie; I am not afraid

    Who hasn’t known for a long time that salty, smoky meat is not good for you? The question is, is it as dangerous as smoking, boozing or copying ...

  • We report, you decide … to scream at us

    No news-gathering organization on Earth can ignore the fact that quirky, offbeat and, yes, even sensational angles will often attract more eyes ...

  • Two thumbs up for Danny the fortune teller

    In recent days, however, he’s had good reason to gloat. Williams, who stepped down as premier in 2010, gave an interview to the CBC the other day ...