Meet our Gala Dinner Honouree

With a strong reputation for integrity and fairness, Senator Marc Gold, lawyer, law professor, businessman and community leader, has extensive experience in helping people resolve business and other disputes.

Appointed to the Senate of Canada in November 2016, Marc is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University.  Formerly he was a part-time member of the Parole Board of Canada,  Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall where he also served as Associate Dean, and was a principal in Maxwell Cummings and Sons Holdings Ltd., a private real estate and investment firm in Montreal.

A graduate of McGill University with a B.A., he received an LL.B from the University of British Columbia  with top honors as the Gold Medalist. Awarded the Viscount Bennett Scholarship by the Canadian Bar Association, he received his LL.M from Harvard Law School. Marc Gold is a member of the Barreau du Québec and the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has completed mediation training at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, and has been accredited by the Barreau du Québec as a mediator in civil, commercial and labour matters.

Fluent in both English and French, Marc is also very active in the educational and not-for-profit sectors where he has served as Chair of numerous Boards and Executive Committees. He served as member of the Conseil de l’Université de Montréal where he chaired the Tenure and Promotion Committee and is currently on the Executive Committee of the OSM and  Centraide, and on the Board of Théatre Duceppe. He is the past Chair of ENSEMBLE pour le respect de la diversité (formerly the Tolerance Foundation), past Chair of Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, Canada-Israel Committe, and Federation/CJA. He recently completed a ten-year term as a Director of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

In addition to Marc’s philanthropic work he is an avid tennis player, derives much pleasure from all types of music. and his greatest passion is playing his guitar.

Marc is married to Nancy Cummings Gold. They, with their wonderful family, have been long time devoted Temple members.