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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

Durham residents 'beg' province to stop closure of rural hospital's in-patient beds

Durham residents 'beg' province to stop closure of rural hospital's in-patient beds

Ontario is working closely with the hospital in its decision to move its in-patient beds, a spokesperson says
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
Oft closed rural Ontario emergency department has uncertain future

Oft closed rural Ontario emergency department has uncertain future

Patient volumes have dropped off at the Chesley emergency department because of reduced hours and unplanned closures
Retiring judge takes jab at Ford's 'like-minded' remarks

Retiring judge takes jab at Ford's 'like-minded' remarks

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': Minister

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

To defeat increasing fraud, 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
Province reforming primary care amid family doctor 'crisis'

Province 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
Ford says he wants 'tough' judges, advocates for partisan appointments

Ford says he wants 'tough' judges, advocates for partisan appointments

Premier defended appointing his ex-staffers to a committee that selects judicial candidates as a step toward getting tough-on-crime judges
New rules for international students threaten revenue: College presidents

New rules for international students threaten revenue: College presidents

A coming federal restriction on post-graduation work permits will endanger public-private partnerships, some post-secondary school heads warn
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