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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

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

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

The premier first promised to end hallway health care five years ago
Mental health group pitches province on supportive housing fund

Mental health group pitches province on supportive housing fund

The Canadian Mental Health Association is asking the province to establish a fund for providing supportive housing
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 and waiting to move on Ford government's private surgical centres plan

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

Proponents of the private clinics are urging the government to move faster and go bigger
Hallway health care: Ontario Health metrics put numbers to strained system

Hallway health care: Ontario Health metrics put numbers to strained system

The number of hallway health-care patients has hit its highest-ever level, according to Ontario Health
Q&A: AODA reviewer Rich Donovan on Ontario's failure to see a crisis

Q&A: AODA reviewer Rich Donovan on Ontario's failure to see a crisis

The author of a provincially mandated report speaks out on the lack of political will for making Ontario accessible
Ontario hospital services shuttered over 1,000 times this year: advocacy group

Ontario hospital services shuttered over 1,000 times this year: advocacy group

The Ontario Health Coalition tracked all of the closures of emergency departments, urgent care centres and other hospital services in the province this year
Boris Johnson meets Ontario ministers, addresses Realtors

Boris Johnson meets Ontario ministers, addresses Realtors

The former British prime minister's performance for Ontario Realtors ranged from the silly to a serious discussion of world politics
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