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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

Your Ontario health care experiences: ‘Huge wait times. Poor quality care’

Your Ontario health care experiences: ‘Huge wait times. Poor quality care’

'Our government is not OK with that status quo,' says a spokesperson for the health minister
Support for alcohol in Ontario corner stores tanks if it comes with a cost: poll

Support for alcohol in Ontario corner stores tanks if it comes with a cost: poll

Whether it's a billion-dollar boozedoggle or a quarter of that, Ontarians' support for the opening up of the alcohol market declines as the projected cost rises, a new poll shows
Mothers who lost kids to toxic drugs call on province to fund supervised consumption

Mothers who lost kids to toxic drugs call on province to fund supervised consumption

A report that will outline new rules for supervised consumption sites will be released 'shortly,' the health minister told The Trillium
Is rush to expand alcohol sales in corner stores a 'billion-dollar boozedoggle'?

Is rush to expand alcohol sales in corner stores a 'billion-dollar boozedoggle'?

Ford government says true cost won't be known until people are buying more drinks from grocery and convenience stores instead of the LCBO
Wine, beer, ready-to-drink booze coming sooner to more stores

Wine, beer, ready-to-drink booze coming sooner to more stores

Grocery stores and convenience stores will be able to heavily discount — or inflate — the price of alcoholic drinks under new rules coming sooner than expected
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
'I'm so blessed': Doug Ford confident heading into Milton byelection

'I'm so blessed': Doug Ford confident heading into Milton byelection

But the Liberals are fighting hard and polls say the race is too close to call
Premier's comment on appointments may damage justice system: judge

Premier's comment on appointments may damage justice system: judge

Retiring 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 ban lien used in 'virtual home invasions': Minister

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

To halt the 'hideous practice' that particularly harms senior citizens, the Ontario government will retroactively ban Notices of Security Interest in the land registry system
Are these private-pay clinics legal? Health minister won't say

Are these private-pay clinics legal? Health minister won't say

Some new clinics are taking advantage of the family doctor shortage to charge patients for care provided by nurse practitioners, who are unable to bill OHIP
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