Former spaceman and PM contender Garneau has new lofty mission

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Quebec City’s Marc Garneau, Canada’s first astronaut, has now reached the lofty post of minister of foreign affairs.

For a guy who’s spent a total of 28 days in space, Marc Garneau seems pretty down to earth.

He’s also pretty grounded. Until his appointment on Jan. 12 as the minister of foreign affairs, Garneau had been Justin Trudeau’s minister of transport, ever since the Liberals strode so full of hope and purpose to be sworn in at Rideau Hall back in November 2015.