Resignation of The Hon. Marc Garneau: Mayor Smith’s statement

Marc Garneau personifies public service. Whether as a member of the Canadian Navy, an astronaut, the head of the Canadian Space Agency, a Minister or a Member of Parliament, Marc has always stood up for what he believes in and acted in the interests of all Canadians.

We were fortunate to have him as our representative in the House of Commons in Ottawa. Measured, analytical and thoughtful, he made a real difference in Ottawa and in his riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount, leading, for example, the Canadian government’s response on many significant issues during the pandemic, and representing us on the international stage.

Marc cared about his constituents and worked tirelessly for his riding. Along with many Westmount residents, I thank him for his incredible contribution and wish him and Pam all the best for the future.


Christina M. Smith
Mayor of Westmount