Marc Garneau

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Marc Garneau

Garneau in 2018
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
January 12, 2021 – October 26, 2021
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byFrançois-Philippe Champagne
Succeeded byMélanie Joly
Minister of Transport
In office
November 4, 2015 – January 12, 2021
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byLisa Raitt
Succeeded byOmar Alghabra
Member of Parliament
for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount
(Westmount—Ville-Marie; 2008–2015)
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded byLucienne Robillard
Personal details
Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau

(1949-02-23) February 23, 1949 (age 74)
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceWestmount, Quebec, Canada
Alma materRoyal Military College of Canada (B.S., 1970)
Imperial College London (Ph.D., 1973)
Canadian Forces College
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance Canada
Branch/service Maritime Command
Years of service1974–1989
Rank Captain(N)
Space career
National Research Council
Canadian Space Agency
Time in space
29d 02h 01min
Selection1983 NRC Group
MissionsSTS-41-G, STS-77, STS-97
Mission insignia

Joseph Jean-Pierre Marc Garneau PC CC CD MP (born February 23, 1949) is a Canadian politician and former astronaut. In 2021, he became Minister of Foreign Affairs.[1] He is a member of the Liberal Party. Garneau is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount.

On October 5, 1984, he became the first Canadian in outer space as part of STS-41-G and won two Space Shuttle missions—STS-77 and STS-97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Trudeau to shuffle ministers as Navdeep Bains leaves cabinet". CBC News. January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  2. "Marc Garneau (PH.D.) Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency (Former)". NASA. Retrieved December 12, 2011.