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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

Frequently closed rural Ontario emergency department faces uncertain future

Frequently closed rural Ontario emergency department faces uncertain future

Patient volumes have dropped off at the Chesley emergency department because of reduced hours and unplanned closures
Retiring judge warns of 'significant damage to the justice system' from Ford's comments on judicial appointments

Retiring judge warns of 'significant damage to the justice system' from Ford's comments on judicial appointments

Justice David Doherty said judges should be 'like-minded' in striving to meet the public's expectations of justice — not in allegiance with political leaders
Ontario to retroactively ban lien used in 'virtual home invasions': Minister

Ontario to retroactively ban lien used in 'virtual home invasions': Minister

To defeat increasing fraud, the Ontario government will retroactively ban Notices of Security Interest in the land registry system
Are these private-pay health care clinics legal? The minister of health won't say

Are these private-pay health care clinics legal? The minister of health won't say

Some new clinics are taking advantage of the family doctor shortage to charge patients
Ford government reforming primary care amid family doctor 'crisis'

Ford government reforming primary care amid family doctor 'crisis'

Doctors, nurses, a former Ford government minister, and a group of northern Ontario steelworkers called on the government to do more to solve it
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
Ford promises action on emergency department waits: 'Do you need more money?'

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

Premier Ford first promised to end hallway health care five years ago
Federal government's international students crackdown a threat to some Ontario colleges

Federal government's international students 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
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