OPTILAB: is the minister's mind made up?
The government has announced brand new hub labs for Laval and the Montérégie and imminent dates for the transfer of lab tests, for other lab clusters. These developments leave us perplexed. Has the minister concluded her deliberations and decided that OPTILAB has to go ahead despite our warnings? We were nonetheless promised a meeting with the ministerial team and an opportunity to be heard. We're waiting impatiently. If the government forges ahead without taking into account our concerns and without the support of the various parties concerned, it will face a lot of hurdles. François Legault’s inconsistency will be in the spotlight, given his clear opposition to the OPTILAB reform during the electoral campaign. We firmly intend to get our message across and demand the truth, once and for all. At a press release on March 19, the APTS president was already expressing irritation at the new signs that the ministerial representatives were refusing to listen to reason. Other actions will follow after we’ve consulted members of the provincial OPTILAB table, which will meet on April 1.