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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
'We'll step up': Premier vows action on ER wait times

'We'll step up': Premier vows action on ER wait times

The premier first promised to end hallway health care five years ago
International student crackdown a threat to some Ontario colleges

International student crackdown a threat to some Ontario colleges

Northern college presidents warned that a coming restriction on post-graduation work permits will endanger their public-private partnerships
Minister, physicians weigh in on remedy for overcrowding of ERs

Minister, physicians weigh in on remedy for overcrowding of ERs

Part two in a series on data showing wait times in Ontario emergency departments at a historic high
Emergency department wait times historically bad: internal report

Emergency department wait times historically bad: internal report

Long waits in emergency departments result in harm to patients, doctors told The Trillium
Ontario's reliance on international students causing rent hikes: economists

Ontario's reliance on international students causing rent hikes: economists

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

Docs, investors await provincial plan for private surgical centres

Proponents of the private clinics are urging the government to move faster and go bigger
Hallway health care: Ontario Health metrics put numbers to strained system

Hallway health care: Ontario Health metrics put numbers to strained system

The number of hallway health-care patients has hit its highest-ever level, according to Ontario Health
Q&A: AODA reviewer Rich Donovan on Ontario's failure to see a crisis

Q&A: AODA reviewer Rich Donovan on Ontario's failure to see a crisis

The author of a provincially mandated report speaks out on the lack of political will for making Ontario accessible
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