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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 invasion' scams

Ontario to retroactively ban lien used in 'virtual home invasion' scams

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 won't say

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

Some new nurse-practitioner clinics, including one in Sudbury, are taking advantage of the family doctor shortage to charge patients for visits
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 province 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
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': Doug Ford vows action on ER wait times

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

The premier first promised to end hallway health care five years ago; he said Friday he would commit funds necessary to bring emergency room wait times down to one hour
International student crackdown a threat to some Ontario colleges: Orazietti

International student crackdown a threat to some Ontario colleges: Orazietti

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 emergency rooms

Minister, physicians weigh in on remedy for overcrowding of emergency rooms

Part two in a series on data showing wait times in Ontario emergency departments at a historic high
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