Profile of Peter Jackson

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

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  • New Pope unlikely to rock the boat

    There’s a scene in the 1982 film “Gandhi” where a young collared minister climbs up on the roof of a moving train to join a handful of Indian men ...

  • My kingdom for a hatchback! Richard then and now

    I’m still having trouble with this Richard III thing.First, how does someone stand on a piece of asphalt and get a hunch that the remains of a ...

  • No, you’re a racist

    “Ladies, I apologize. And you, sir, are worse than Hitler.”— from “The Simpsons”There’s a rule of thumb in public policy debate that as soon as ...

  • Environmental stewardship is not innate

    If there was ever a microcosm to illustrate aboriginal issues raised by the Idle No More movement, it is the George River caribou hunt in ...

  • Don't know much about geography

    Immanuel Kant said space is all in our minds. The 18th-century philosopher argued that perception of spatial reality relies on our own intuitive ...

  • It’s too late to apologize

    There’s a scene in the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” that comes to mind when I think of public apologies. It’s that moment when ...

  • Idling in the past dashes hope for the future

    A decade ago, Mushuau Innu were leaving the beleaguered town of Davis Inlet, Labrador, for the brand new community of Natuashish, 15 kilometres ...

  • Idle no more: another move in the wrong direction

    It never ceases to amaze me how aboriginal affairs in this country remain hopelessly buffered against serious, rational debate.Instead, whenever ...

  • It’s Christmas — let’s all go to Krampus

    “Is editing out Santa’s pipe in ‘’Twas the Night Before Christmas’ censorship? We debate that today on ‘The Current’ at 9 a.m.” — Tweet from ...

  • For unto us a dam is born

    Good evening, brave and righteous Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Today is a day that will live in infamy. It will live, not die, but live and ...