Marc Garneau on the Future of Transportation

Marc Garneau (@MarcGarneau) is a Canadian politician, an engineer, and the Minister of Transport.

This episode of The Knowledge Project was recorded in front of a live audience in Montreal, Canada at a Junto event. You'll hear bits of French from the audience questions here and there at the end, but the interview and Marc's responses are predominantly in English.

In this interview, we discuss the future of transportation (including self-driving cars and their second-order effects, such as how these cars will change how governments invest in infrastructure and what happens with all the truck and taxi drivers), space, what it means to be a liberal in 2017, how we—as citizens—can judge an elected politician, how Marc ensures that he's getting accurate information in a political system, and so much more.

Enjoy the conversation.