Marc Garneau

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Mohamed Fahmy Cannot Afford More Mistakes by the Conservative Government

(69) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 8:33 AM

While Canadians were relieved to see Mohamed Fahmy released on bail last week, it is far from clear that his long ordeal is over. Officially he is still scheduled to face a retrial beginning on February 23. During his first trial, he was found guilty of multiple charges and sentenced...

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The First Canadian Casualty in Iraq Is the Truth

(58) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 11:38 AM

Canada is operating in a foreign theatre of war. Most Canadians expect the Government to be open and transparent about what our forces are doing in Iraq and Parliamentarians need to know exactly what is going on since they will be called upon to debate and vote on a possible...

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It's Time for the Harper Government to Back Up Its Words of Support for Ukraine

(9) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird offered additional words of support for Ukraine recently, as did the Prime Minister. However, these words ring hollow since we learned that the government has not yet delivered on its commitment to provide much needed assistance to the people of Ukraine.

Canada announced a $200-million-plus...

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One Year After Lac-Mégantic, We Still Need Better Rail Safety

(3) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 5:48 PM

I drove down to Lac-Mégantic on Sunday to join the thousands commemorating the tragic loss of life that occurred one year ago when a train, laden with crude oil, derailed in a crowded area of the town, setting off a series of tanker car explosions that killed 47 people and...

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The Tories Should Ban These Lethal Weapons

(8) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 12:31 PM

During the past two years, the Harper government has clearly demonstrated its shortcomings on two major issues: banning cluster munitions and the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Let's look at each in turn.
Bill C-6, which addresses the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions concerns one of the most horrible...

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Let's Find an Israel-Palestine Solution for the Children

(11) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 8:13 AM

It's really about the children. It should always be about the children.

In 2003, before politics, I visited a High School in Tel Aviv where the students were building a "Cubesat", a very small scientific satellite to launch into space. I spoke to them about my astronaut experience. These kids...

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Why Canada Should Start Gunning for the Arms Trade Treaty

(18) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 2:22 PM

The senseless attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall which killed many, including Canadians Annemarie Desloges and Naguib Damji, demonstrates yet again that no nation and no individual is immune to the devastating impact of terrorism.

The threat of terror requires a multifaceted response. There is no single measure that will...

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Has the Government Passed on Greenhouse Gas Action?

(122) Comments | Posted August 24, 2013 | 11:16 AM

The Government is not acting on Greenhouse Gases.

Sometimes it's worth reviewing what the Government said a long time ago, to see whether it has carried through on its promises. Case in point is the government's promise to do something about Greenhouse Gases (GHGs).

The Conservatives have repeatedly...

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Trudeau Is Asking You to Buy a Car You Haven't Test-Driven

(32) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 3:47 PM

This is a critical time in the history of the Liberal Party of Canada.

As a candidate in this leadership race I believe we have a responsibility during this campaign to define where we stand; we must be clear in our convictions; and speak honestly to Liberals and to...

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Why I Left Space for Politics: It's Not Rocket Science

(23) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 9:44 AM

To mark the official start of the federal Liberal leadership race, The Huffington Post Canada asked all the declared candidates to tell us, in their words, why they decided to run. Marc Garneau, the former astronaut and Member of Parliament for Westmount--Ville-Marie in Montreal, announced his bid for the Liberal...

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