Biography

Marc Garneau has served as a Member of Parliament since 2008, and in 2019, he is running for re-election in the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce--Westmount. As Justin Trudeau’s Minister of Transport, he has worked tirelessly to move forward with important measures like Canada’s new Passenger Bill of Rights and the Oceans Protection Plan, and to improve safety across all modes of transportation.

Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Marc made history in 1984 by becoming the first Canadian to go to space. He was later appointed President of the Canadian Space Agency.

Marc also served as a naval officer in the Canadian Navy from 1974 to 1989. In 2003, Marc was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour, and in 2014, he became an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

Marc is a strong advocate for our community, and he will never stop working hard to make life better for families, protect our environment and improve public transit.