Marc Gold

Raoul Dandurand McGill University Senate of Canada

Marc Gold

Representative of the Government in the Senate
Assumed office
January 24, 2020
Preceded byPeter Harder
Senator for Stadacona, Quebec
Assumed office
November 25, 2016
Nominated byJustin Trudeau
Appointed byDavid Johnston
Preceded byJean-Claude Rivest
Personal details
Born (1950-06-30) June 30, 1950 (age 70)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyNon-affiliated
Other political
Independent Senators Group (2016-2020)
Spouse(s)Nancy Cummings Gold
RelationsAlan B. Gold (father)
Alma materMcGill University,
University of British Columbia,
Harvard Law School
ProfessionLawyer, Professor, Business executive

Marc Gold PC (born June 30, 1950)[1] is a law professor and expert in Canadian constitutional law and an independent member of the Senate of Canada as well as a business executive. His appointment was announced on November 2, 2016, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.[2] Gold assumed office on November 25, 2016, and was sworn as a Senator on December 2, 2016.

Gold was named Representative of the Government in the Senate on January 24, 2020.[3]

He earned his undergraduate degree at McGill University in 1972, and an LL.B from the University of British Columbia in 1978 with top honours as the Gold Medalist. Recipient of the Viscount Bennett Scholarship by the Canadian Bar Association, he received his LL.M from the Harvard Law School in 1979. Gold is a member of the Barreau du Québec and of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and has completed mediation training at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.[4][5]

Gold was previously a law professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto for 12 years, ultimately serving as associate dean, and also provided training for federally-appointed judges in the area of constitutional law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. More recently, he has been Adjunct Professor of Law at McGill University.[6]

He has been involved in Jewish community life as chair of the Jewish Federations of Canada, a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and is a former chairperson of the Canada-Israel Committee.[4] He served for ten years as the Chair of ENSEMBLE pour le respect de la diversité (formerly the Tolerance Foundation), a not-for-profit organization that works with youth to build a more open and inclusive society. At the time of his appointment to the Senate he was a part-time member of the Parole Board of Canada.[6]

In the early 1990s he returned to Montreal to become vice-President of Maxwell Cummings and Sons, a family-owned private real estate and investment firm based in Montreal, a position he held for 23 years.[6]

Gold is the son of Alan B. Gold, who was chief justice of Quebec Superior Court.[1]


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  2. ^ "Justin Trudeau names 6 new senators from Quebec". CBC News. November 2, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  3. ^ "Trudeau appoints constitutional lawyer Marc Gold as government leader in the Senate". CBC News. January 24, 2020. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
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  5. ^ "Marc Gold". Retrieved 2020-08-04.
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