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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

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

Ontario 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
'Billion-dollar' boozedoggle? How much speeding up alcohol sales in corner stores may cost

'Billion-dollar' boozedoggle? How much speeding up alcohol sales in corner stores may cost

The Ford government says the true cost won't be known until people are buying more drinks from grocery and convenience stores instead of the LCBO, but one of the opposition parties hazarded a guess
Law firm in basic income pilot project class action hires lobbyists

Law firm in basic income pilot project class action hires lobbyists

A weekly roundup of lobbying registrations in Ontario
Wine, beer, ready-to-drink booze coming sooner to more Ontario stores

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

Grocery and convenience stores will be able to heavily discount — or hike — the price of alcoholic drinks under new rules coming sooner than expected
Small municipality vows legal action over hospital's in-patient bed closure

Small municipality vows legal action over hospital's in-patient bed closure

The mayor of West Grey is getting a Bay Street law firm involved in his community's fight to save its hospital services
Feds refuse Toronto's drug decriminalization request

Feds refuse Toronto's drug decriminalization request

The decision came after Premier Doug Ford called on the feds to stop approving safer supply programs in Ontario
Supreme Court wraps up hearings in Ontario political advertising case

Supreme Court wraps up hearings in Ontario political advertising case

One of the justices wondered aloud if the law allows political parties to 'drown out' the information people need to vote in the year before an election
Supreme Court hears union-Ford government showdown over election ad law

Supreme Court hears union-Ford government showdown over election ad law

Who's rights are at issue in the case? Not those of Galen Weston and the militant bourgeoisie, one of the judges remarked
Feds refuse Toronto's drug decriminalization request

Feds refuse Toronto's drug decriminalization request

The decision came after Premier Doug Ford called on the feds to stop approving safer supply programs in Ontario
Lobbying continues in Ontario, despite minister's warning

Lobbying continues in Ontario, despite minister's warning

A weekly roundup of lobbying registrations in Ontario
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