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‘Ridiculous testing protocol’

Education minister is accused of misleading public about CO2 testing

The Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge is being accused of misleading the public about receiving Public Health’s approval for the recent air quality testing conducted in the province's classrooms this winter.


According to documents obtained by Radio Canada, sources within the province's public health organizations reveal that the methods behind the testing were never endorsed by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) nor the General Directorate of Public Health (DGSP) — the latter expressing dissatisfaction that the ministry had stated the DGSP had validated the protocols.


Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge is being accused of misleading the public about receiving Public Health’s approval for the recent air quality testing conducted in the province's classrooms this winter, including measuring CO2 levels at 14 out of the WQSB’s 30 schools and service centres. Only three measurements of the 56 classrooms tested above 1,500 ppm before windows were opened including one at St. Michael's High School in Low. Low Down file photo
Minister of Education Jean-François Roberge is being accused of misleading the p