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

  • Onward, Boston

    The 1985 film “Brazil” wasn’t big at the box office. It’s a Kafka-esque comedy set in a futuristic dystopia where the government controls ...

  • Scientists push back against government suppression

    It’s not too often you get a photo of a mutant fish in the mail.In March of last year, that’s exactly what showed up at the offices of federal ...

  • Canada’s steady slide into darkness

    I was born with normal arms and legs, but I narrowly missed a very different outcome. My mother was presented with the option to take a drug to ...

  • Hockey parents just aren’t funny anymore

    Sports are not only fun, they serve a purpose.They bring out some of the more admirable qualities of the human spirit: endurance, tenacity, ...

  • If you don’t like fancy food, don’t eat it

    Some stereotypes die hard, and one of them is that of the food snob who turns up his or her nose at common victuals in favour of pretentious, ...

  • The Tom Flanagan case: verdict before trial

    Social media, still in its infancy, has already become one of the most powerful tools of mob action. The connotation is typically negative, but ...

  • 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 ...