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Jessica Smith Cross

Jessica Smith Cross

Jessica Smith Cross began her career in local news, reporting for Metro newspapers in five Canadian cities, as well as for CTV, the Guelph Mercury and the Turtle Island News. She made the leap to political journalism in 2016 but frequently looks back. Prior to the Trillium, she was the editor-in-chief of iPolitics and Queen's Park Briefing.

Recent Work by Jessica

Ford says he wants 'tough' judges, advocates for partisan appointments

Ford says he wants 'tough' judges, advocates for partisan appointments

Ford defended appointing his ex-staffers to a committee that selects judicial candidates as a step toward getting tough-on-crime judges
Ontario Liberals have no position on the carbon tax

Ontario Liberals have no position on the carbon tax

Bonnie Crombie, 'queen of the people's hearts,' said her party will consult with experts and regular Ontarians on the party's climate plan
'Do you need more money?' Ford promises action on emergency department waits

'Do you need more money?' Ford promises action on emergency department waits

The premier first promised to end hallway health care five years ago
Not a money challenge? Minister, physicians on Ontario's overcrowded emergency departments

Not a money challenge? Minister, physicians on Ontario's overcrowded emergency departments

Part two in a series on data showing wait times in Ontario emergency departments at a historic high
Ontario government document shows historically bad emergency department wait times

Ontario government document shows historically bad emergency department wait times

Long waits in emergency departments result in harm to patients, doctors told The Trillium
Top banks say reliance on international students causing economic problems

Top banks say reliance on international students causing economic problems

The government's decision to cut back post-secondary funds is showing up in rent inflation, said one chief economist
Doctors, investors await Ford government's private surgical centres plan

Doctors, investors await Ford government's private surgical centres plan

Proponents of the private clinics are urging the government to move faster and go bigger
Ontario Health metrics track hallway healthcare numbers

Ontario Health metrics track hallway healthcare numbers

Strained system has hit its highest level ever, according to provincial agency
Ontario hospital services shuttered over 1,000 times this year: advocacy group

Ontario hospital services shuttered over 1,000 times this year: advocacy group

The Ontario Health Coalition tracked all of the closures of emergency departments, urgent care centres and other hospitals services in the province this year
Home care bill will enrich private companies, create conflicts of interest, advocates warn

Home care bill will enrich private companies, create conflicts of interest, advocates warn

'Quash it, quash it,' the raging grannies sing in a protest song against the Ford government's home-care bill
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