Ricardo López (politician)

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Ricardo López Bello (born 13 February 1937 in Cabrui, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain) was a member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was a businessman by trade.

He represented the Quebec riding of Châteauguay where he was first elected in the 1984 federal election and re-elected in 1988, therefore becoming a member in the 33rd and 34th Canadian Parliaments. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative party. His main claim to fame in the House of Commons was that when he rose to address the assembly, both English and French interpreters would immediately start to try to decipher his speech due to his thick accent.

Lopez left federal politics following his defeat in the 1993 election to Maurice Godin of the Bloc Québécois. He was also defeated at the same riding in the 2000 federal election, this time a candidate for the Canadian Alliance party.

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