Garneau represents a very different candidate from Trudeau, who is also from Montreal. Quieter and more studious, he is nonetheless well known across the country for being Canada’s first astronaut to fly in space. Garneau also headed the Canadian Space Agency.
He served in the Canadian military and is an engineer.
He was first elected to the House of Commons in 2008, and re-elected last year. He is currently Liberal house leader in the Commons.