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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

Doug Ford’s PCs hold Milton in hard-fought byelection

Doug Ford’s PCs hold Milton in hard-fought byelection

Meanwhile, voters in the solidly blue riding of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex elected Progressive Conservative Steve Pinsonneault
Retiring judge takes jab at Doug Ford's 'like-minded' remark

Retiring judge takes jab at Doug Ford's 'like-minded' remark

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'

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

To defeat increasing fraud, the Ontario government will retroactively ban Notices of Security Interest in the land registry system
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
Doug Ford says he wants 'tough' judges, defends partisan picks

Doug Ford says he wants 'tough' judges, defends partisan picks

Ontario Premier defended appointing his ex-staffers to a committee that selects judicial candidates as a step toward getting tough-on-crime judges
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
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
Province's reliance on international students causing economic problems: banks' chiefs

Province's reliance on international students causing economic problems: banks' chiefs

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

Doctors, investors ready to move on Ford government's plan for private surgical centres

Proponents of the private clinics are urging the government to move faster and go bigger
Hallway health care: New data tells tale of a strained system

Hallway health care: New data tells tale of a strained system

The number of hallway health-care patients has hit its highest-ever level, according to Ontario Health
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