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PMO names Gold as government representative in Senate

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 1:09 PM | By John Chunn

The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced on Jan. 24 the appointment of Sen. Marc Gold as government representative in the Senate.

According to the PMO’s press release, Gold is an accomplished lawyer, legal scholar and community leader. Early in his career, he trained federally appointed judges on constitutional law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Prior to his appointment to the Senate, he also served in local, national and international leadership roles in the Jewish community, including as chair of the Jewish Federations of Canada.

Gold replaces Peter Harder, who stepped down from the role after leading Senate modernization efforts during the 42nd Parliament. Gold will continue these efforts, and work with other parliamentarians to advance the Liberal government’s legislative agenda in the Senate.

Gold was appointed to the Senate on Nov. 25, 2016, under the merit-based selection process. He represents Quebec and is a member of the Independent Senators Group.

“Senator Gold’s long record of personal and professional achievement, together with his commitment to promoting human rights and Canada’s regional diversity, will help us find common ground in the Senate as we invest in and protect our communities, create good middle class jobs and fight climate change. I look forward to working with him to build a better Canada for all Canadians,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.