Language activist part of Lachine talks
No one seems to understand why the health minister is thinking about pulling the Lachine hospital out of the MUHC fold.
But he did meet with several people prior to making his recommendation, including the leader of a hard-line Francophone language rights group.
Dr. Paul Saba, president of the council of physicians at Lachine Hospital, organized the meeting that took place on November 9 and invited Mario Beaulieu, the head of Mouvement Quebec Francais.
Dr. Saba says the reason for that meeting was to talk about the modernization of the hospital.
He says he invited Beaulieu because he has been a strong supporter of the hospital.
"His presence was there to confirm the importance of the vocation of the hospital, as the only francophone hospital on the West Island, and to press the government on the necessity to make sure this hospital develop."
During the meeting, Beaulieu raised concerns that since the hospital has merged with the MUHC, it has lost its francophone vocation, and has turned into a bilingual hospital.