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Jack Hauen

Jack Hauen

Jack Hauen has been covering Queen’s Park since 2019. Beats near to his heart include housing, transportation, municipalities, health and the environment. He especially enjoys using freedom of information requests to cause problems. Before helping launch the Trillium he worked at Queen’s Park Briefing, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, and the National Post.

Recent Work by Jack

CRA rent ruling sows tenant confusion in Ontario

CRA rent ruling sows tenant confusion in Ontario

Ottawa shouldn't let Canada Revenue Agency go after tenants for their landlord's unpaid taxes, the opposition housing critic said
Ring of Fire road talks still in 'early stages' despite premier's hints: Aroland chief

Ring of Fire road talks still in 'early stages' despite premier's hints: Aroland chief

Chief Sonny Gagnon said he hopes to get a deal done in his two-year term, which began in November
As private-pay crackdown looms, 'executive health' clinics charge freely

As private-pay crackdown looms, 'executive health' clinics charge freely

Clinics operate by paywalling primary care physicians behind 'block fees' for non-OHIP-covered services
Ontario budget projects $9.8B deficit, real-dollar social services cuts

Ontario budget projects $9.8B deficit, real-dollar social services cuts

The path to balance will require acute financial restraint
Two First Nations sign Ring of Fire agreement as another launches court battle

Two First Nations sign Ring of Fire agreement as another launches court battle

Simultaneous press conferences outlined the promise of, and frustration with, Ontario's mining boom
Ministers urge mining companies to 'seize' the moment as First Nation challenges mount

Ministers urge mining companies to 'seize' the moment as First Nation challenges mount

Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford said mining will bring permanent infrastructure like roads and bridges to underserved communities
'It's not enough:' MPP proposes reform of disability benefits

'It's not enough:' MPP proposes reform of disability benefits

There's no word from the government on whether it will support them
Ontario ambulance offload delays worse than before pandemic

Ontario ambulance offload delays worse than before pandemic

Ambulance offload delays — how much time patients spend waiting to be transferred from paramedics’ care to ERs — have increased since 2020
'They never want us to speak': NDP volunteers, execs, former MPPs oppose tossing Jama

'They never want us to speak': NDP volunteers, execs, former MPPs oppose tossing Jama

At least two former NDP MPPs have spoken out against Jama's removal from caucus
Rental enforcement unit investigates a fraction of calls received

Rental enforcement unit investigates a fraction of calls received

The Rental Housing and Enforcement Unit only investigated 219 out of the 16,394 calls it got in 2022–23
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