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Jewish Judge Named Chief Justice

Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau has named Judge Alan Gold, a well known labor mediator and arbitrator, Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Quebec. Gold was admitted to the bar in 1941, has lectured at McGill University’s law school for 14 years and has been a university Governor since 1974.

He became chief judge of Quebec’s provincial court in 1970 and for the last 17 years has been the chief arbitrator between the provincial government and civil service employes. Since being appointed to the provincial court, Gold has often been called upon to mediate labor disputes. Justice Minister Marc Andre Bedard has said of Gold that he is “an excellent jurist” and that the government “has always had an excellent relationship with him.”