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

  • Classifieds for the times

    Lost: one bright, shiny, yellow torpedo-shaped device. In Conception Bay, somewhere between C.B.S. and Bell Island. Device contains myriad ...

  • If there’s no scandal, we’ll make one up

    In a piece published Monday in the Montreal Gazette, Andrew Coyne notes that all three levels of government in Ontario are now snarled in some ...

  • Junk food: why do we love it so?

    The Canadian Medical Association brought its travelling road show to St. John’s Monday night, conducting a two-hour panel discussion on “social ...

  • Senate abolitionists need to stop and think

    “We have 24 senators from Quebec and there are just six from Alberta and six from British Columbia. That’s to our advantage.”— Federal Liberal ...

  • That guy with a bag on his head? Must be a journalist

    It ain't easy being a journalist. We like to believe we're God's gift to humanity, rooting out the rot in government, standing up for the little ...

  • Deniers still ranting like street-corner prophets

    You have to wonder what the weather is like over at the National Post. While the rest of the world continues to warm at an unprecedented rate, ...

  • Media shares blame in vaccination scare

    The mantra of modern journalism has always been objectivity. Outside of designated editorial commentary, reporters are duty-bound to get all ...

  • A wanton act of social science

    “This is not the time to commit sociology.”Prime Minister Stephen Harper, April 11, 2013Hank checked his watch again. Only five minutes had ...

  • On zoos, and the animals that inhabit them

    If you think Newfoundland’s House of Assembly is a zoo, you haven’t looked in on the British parliament lately.British House of Commons sessions ...

  • 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 ...