DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES: The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport

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Name: DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES: The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport
Date: May 23, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM ADT
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The Modernization of the Transportation System

Canadians benefit from a competitive, efficient, safe and clean transportation system. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will discuss the Government of Canada’s strategies for the modernization of the transportation system and the protection of its oceans.

Les Canadiens doivent bénéficient d’un système de transport compétitif, efficace, sécuritaire et propre. L'honorable Marc Garneau, ministre des Transports, discutera des stratégies du gouvernement du Canada dans le but de transformer le système de transport et de protéger les océans canadiens.

The Honourable Marc Garneau
Minister of Transport

Marc Garneau has served his country his entire professional career, beginning with the Canadian Navy and then as an astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency, and now in political life.

He began his service to Canada as a Navy combat systems engineer. In January 1986, he was promoted to Naval Captain and retired from the Navy in 1989.

Marc Garneau made history by becoming the first Canadian Astronaut to fly in space in October 1984.
In October 2008 he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Westmount—Ville-Marie and, in his first mandate, served as the Liberal critic for Industry, Science and Technology as well as the Leader’s representative for Québec. He was re-elected in Westmount—Ville-Marie in May 2011 and served as House Leader for the Liberal Party and Critic for Foreign Affairs. He was re-elected for a third time in 2015 in the district of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount.

In November 4 2015, he was named Minister of Transport.

In August 2003, Marc Garneau was made a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour.


Baronet Ballroom, Delta Halifax
1990 Barrington Street, Scotia Square
Halifax NS  B3J 1P2

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Tuesday,May 23
11:30am - 1:30pm

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Tania Crouse Hardy, Events Specialist (902)481-1350

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