also listing concerns for our network. We also presented a brief in favour on universal implementation to the parliamentary committee. APPELE-Québec Community leaders and organizations representing English-speaking Quebecers have joined together to form a provincial alliance to support democratically elected school boards and convince the government to maintain them.   APPELE-Québec – the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Québec – is a broadly-based, Quebec-wide community coalition to promote the continued existence of English school boards, to ensure they are governed by commissioners who are democratically elected by the English- speaking community at large. Our Alliance, already with 16 supporting organizations and nine observer groups of which CSBA is one and is expanding rapidly. The Chairman of APPELE-Québec is former MNA and Minster of Native Affairs Geoffrey Kelly and vice-chairs of the APPELE-Québec Alliance are former Senator and respected journalist Joan Fraser and Kevin Shaar, a lawyer with two children enrolled in the Western Quebec School Board. The next year promises to be one of our busiest in our history, this government moves very quickly in depositing legislative change and also very quickly in consultation. QESBA REPORT - MAY 2019 5