Skip to content
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

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
'We’re not freezing anything': Ontario budget projects $9.8B deficit

'We’re not freezing anything': Ontario budget projects $9.8B deficit

Opposition leaders call for more focus on health care, education, social services and 'truly affordable housing'; budget includes funding for new Regional Innovation Centre in Barrie
Bruce Trail to be thru-hikeable with campsites by 2030: CEO

Bruce Trail to be thru-hikeable with campsites by 2030: CEO

'We're now coming to the point where we own enough land that we can pull this off,' says Michael McDonald
Ford snubs Green bill that would legalize fourplexes provincewide

Ford snubs Green bill that would legalize fourplexes provincewide

Opposition parties, YIMBY advocates say government needs to move faster on density
'More is more': Librarians propose provincewide digital library

'More is more': Librarians propose provincewide digital library

Barrie Public Library CEO Lauren Jessop says she will be meeting with local MPPs in February to discuss co-ordinated request
Ontario ambulance offload delays worse than before pandemic

Ontario ambulance offload delays worse than before pandemic

Offload times for RVH in Barrie averaged below 15 minutes in 2020 and the first half of 2021, but are between 18 and 28 minutes this year
Hwy. 413 across GTA could expand to 10 lanes by 2041: documents

Hwy. 413 across GTA could expand to 10 lanes by 2041: documents

Proposed 59-km route would connect Highway 400, north of Vaughan, to Highway 401/407 interchange at Mississauga's edge
Province rezoned land after developer donations, despite ministry pushback

Province rezoned land after developer donations, despite ministry pushback

Internal emails shed new light on government's decision-making process when it opened up Greenbelt and other land for development in Caledon area
Developer-owned golf club on Greenbelt rezoned for PC appointee

Developer-owned golf club on Greenbelt rezoned for PC appointee

Now-reversed changes were made at behest of Quinto Annibale, on behalf of Caledon golf course owned by several prominent developers
NDP volunteers, execs, two former MPPs oppose tossing Jama

NDP volunteers, execs, two former MPPs oppose tossing Jama

At least two former NDP MPPs have spoken out against Jama's removal from caucus
More work by Jack >