Former MNA Geoffrey Kelley is interviewed on CJAD’s The Aaron Rand Show on the fight to preserve and defend English school boards. Kelley is Chair of the newly formed APPELE-Québec – the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-Language Education – a broad coalition of English-speaking community leaders and groups working to preserve democratically elected school boards.
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“After 24 years, I think I have the right to reflect to see whether I want to do this four more years,” he said. “But I love what I do.”
This comes after a report in La Presse that states Kelley is leaving politics to clear the field and allow the Liberals to unveil a new slate of candidates.
“Haitian-born anti-discrimination lawyer Tamara Thermitus has been named head of the Quebec Human Rights Commission. She received the unanimous support of members of the National Assembly.”
The name of Tamara Thermitus had been circulating for at the National Assembly, but it was finally approved yesterday to show case diversity as an important figure of Quebec. Furthermore, the office of Premier Philippe Couillard also announced the nomination of Gregory Kelley, son of Aboriginal Affairs Minister Geoffrey Kelley, as liaison officer for the English-speaking community.
Interviewed for this article, Geoffrey Chambers said the QCGN was pleased with those two nominations. He hopes Kelley will help ensure access to health-care services in English as well as improve representativity of the English-speaking community in Quebec’s public service.
The Liberal government has a new point person for Quebec’s English-speaking community. Gregory Kelley will serve as the province’s anglophone liaison officer. He formerly worked in the office of government House Leader Jean-Marc Fournier and is the son of Native Affairs Minister Geoff Kelley.
The Quebec Community Groups Network said it welcomes the appointment.
— QCGN (@QCGN) February 7, 2017