TORONTO: Noted lawyaer and legal luminary Mark M. Persaud has been awarded the Canada 150 Anniversary Medal for outstanding contributions in his chosen field.
Mark M. Persaud, LL.B., LL.M., LL.D. honoris causa is a member of the Ontario Bar and held a broad range of positions with the Department of Justice as a prosecutor, counsel to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and civil litigation counsel.
He studied political science at York University and obtained his law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School.
He also studied at the Center for Study of Values in Public Life at Harvard University. He is the recipient of many awards and recognitions for his civic and public sector contributions including a Public Sector Law Gold Key Award in 2007 from Osgoode Hall Law School, both the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals for leadership and significant service to Canada and being nominated by the diplomatic community for the prestigious 2006 Seoul Peace Prize.
He was twice elected to the national executive of a Federal Canadian political party and has chaired and advised on political campaigns at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.
He has also been recognized as an exceptional lawyer by the Law Society of Upper Canada as part of the Lawyers Make History project as well as receiving a Doctor of Laws ( LL.D.) honoris causa in June, 2016 from the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Persaud practises in both civil and criminal litigation including commercia , administrative and regulatory law and professional discipline. He has been an adjunct law professor in the US and a media commentator. He has received both the Queen Golden Jubilee Medal and Queen Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to Canada.