Marc Garneau, former Liberal cabinet minister, expected to resign as MP: reports

Former liberal minister Marc Garneau plans to resign from his role as MP, according to media reports.

globe and mail and the national post reported Wednesday that the former astronaut announced his resignation to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this week and was expected to break the news at the Liberal Party caucuses on Wednesday.

When asked about the report Wednesday morning on his way to the caucuses, he didn’t directly confirm the news.

Garneau served as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from January to October 2021. Prior to that, he served as Minister of Transport for five years in the Trudeau administration.

He is currently MP for Riding-Westmount in the Montreal area of ​​Notre Dame de Grasse.

Garneau was one of the first six Canadian astronauts and in 1984 became the first Canadian to fly into space.

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He also headed the Canadian Space Agency from 2001 to 2005 before entering politics.

— Using files from The Canadian Press

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