CBC Columns

For more than five years, Simon Jackson served as a columnist for CBC.ca, in addition to providing TV commentary for CBC Newsworld, providing a millennial’s perspective to current events, with a particular focus on politics and the environment. The following links offer a sample of his work.

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Young, Green, and Conservative, the New Voting Block – Sept 21, 2008

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2008/09/21/f-vp-jackson.html)

Apathy really is boring, it’s time to engage – March 25th, 2009

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/05/25/f-vp-jackson.html)

Don’t worry Canada, we will be there – April 13th, 2009

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/04/13/f-vp-jackson.html)

Will the B.C. election prove the naysayers wrong? – May 4th, 2009

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/05/04/f-vp-jackson.html)

Why are we still killing for sport? – June 15th, 2009

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/06/15/f-vp-jackson.html)

Why is politics today such a turnoff? – July 7, 2009

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/07/07/f-vp-jackson.html)

The case for a needless election – September 25th, 2009

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/09/25/f-vp-jackson.html)

We’re not really environmental bad guys, are we? – October 19th, 2009

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/10/19/f-vp-jackson.html)

A flawed plan and a government that won’t say boo – November 19, 2009

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/11/19/f-vp-jackson.html)

Maybe Copenhagen should fail – December 11, 2009

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2009/12/11/f-vp-jackson.html)

Where have all the bold ideas gone? – June 24, 2010

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2010/06/24/f-vp-jackson-g20.html)

Charity’s dollars: Don’t knock professional fundraising – Wednesday, October 6, 2010

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2010/10/06/f-vp-jackson.html)

Angry voters: From B.C. to Capitol Hill, it is not just about taxes – November 5, 2010

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2010/11/04/f-vp-jackson.html)

Climate change: How do we start caring again? – Dec 3, 2010

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2010/12/03/v-vp-jackson.html)

B.C. politics is gearing up for its YouTube moment – January 14, 2011

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/01/14/f-vp-jackson.html)

Taking responsibility for B.C.’s slaughtered sled dogs – February 2, 2011

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/02/02/f-vp-jackson.html)

The wild ride facing B.C.’s newest premier – Feb 28, 2011

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/02/28/f-vp-jackson.html)

From centre stage to the micro-campaign – Apr 8, 2011

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/04/08/cv-election-vp-jackson.html)

Move aside boomers, we’re heading to the ballot box – Apr 19, 2011

(http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/04/19/cv-election-vp-jackson.html)