The Ford government received repeated warnings about the looming dangers in long-term care homes before COVID-19’s second wave but failed to act.
National Online Journalist, Investigative
Andrew Russell is a National Online Journalist with Global News.
He got his start in journalism in 2013 with an internship at Global after completing degrees at the University of Toronto and Humber College’s graduate journalism program. He’s worked for both globalnews.ca and Global Toronto tackling stories on politics, problems in Canada’s justice system, the opioid epidemic, and issues around accessing mental healthcare and breaking news.
Andrew joined Global’s investigative unit in January 2017 and was nominated as a finalist for the Governor General’s Michener Award for public service journalism in 2018.
He is currently based in Toronto.
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