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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

Ontario Liberals take no position on carbon tax when questioned

Ontario Liberals take no position on carbon tax when questioned

Bonnie Crombie, self-described 'queen of the people's hearts,' says her party will consult with experts and regular Ontarians on 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
Mental health group pitches province on supportive housing fund

Mental health group pitches province on supportive housing fund

The Canadian Mental Health Association is asking the province to establish a fund for providing supportive housing
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
Not a money challenge? Minister, physicians on the overcrowding of Ontario's emergency departments

Not a money challenge? Minister, physicians on the overcrowding of Ontario's emergency departments

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

‘This report paints a picture of some of the worst emergency department performance in our province's history,’ says physician and Liberal MPP
Ontario's reliance on global students causing spikes in rent: panel

Ontario's reliance on global students causing spikes in rent: panel

'If you look at the three-month trend, it's accelerated to 11 per cent annually — it's not gonna go away,' one economist says of rental rates
Docs, investors await provincial plan for private surgical centres

Docs, investors await provincial plan for private surgical centres

Proponents of the private clinics urging Ford 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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