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

  • Retired teachers fill a hole

    One of the main headlines arising from the provincial auditor general’s report released two weeks ago has been the revelation that hundreds of ...

  • Actions speak louder than words

    The editorial on page A6 of today’s Telegram addresses a report on the province’s access to information law by John Cummings. Cummings, a former ...

  • The Metrobus stigma

    Dug deep down in my pocketsTo try and find some coin,But much to my chagrinAll I found was my groin.— Shuffle Demons, “Spadina Bus”Has this ever ...

  • How much for the sugar water?

    Last week, CBC-TV’s “Marketplace” aired a program called “Homeopathy: Cure or Con?” There was little doubt about the answer to that ...

  • That’s for us to know, and for you not to find out

    There’s the booby prize, and then there’s the bottom of the barrel.When it comes to openness, it looks like Newfoundland is in the latter ...

  • A serious look at humour

    The problem with political correctness is it’s not funny.That’s the main concern among many of those who protest any incursion on their right to ...

  • Driven out for Christmas

    A friend was supposed to be in Morocco for Christmas. He didn’t make it, of course. The chaos at weather-beaten airports in Europe foiled his ...

  • A Christmas visit

    ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the House,The cobwebs had gathered like ticks on a grouse.The green chairs sat empty, the ...

  • That old Christmas card

    Top 10 excuses for posing in front of the words “Lest we forget” for a Christmas card: • 10. Came down to a toss-up between that and “We are the ...

  • More on muddied messages

    I don’t like corporate philanthropy. I’m particularly down on those that fund health initiatives — especially children’s health.At least, that’s ...