Richard Martineau

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Richard Martineau (born July 23, 1961) is a French-Canadian[1] commentator. He is a columnist for Le Journal de Montréal newspaper. His columns also appear in the Infopresse and Elle Québec magazines. He also hosts Franchement Martineau, a public affairs programme which airs on Le Canal Nouvelles.

Since 1998, he has co-hosted Télé-Québec's Les Francs-tireurs, first with Benoit Dutrizac and Laurent Saulnier, and since 2006 with La Presse journalist Patrick Lagacé.


Richard Martineau became known for his column "Ondes de choc" (English: shockwave), which appeared in the Montreal weekly newspaper Voir until 1996. Martineau has also participated in evening debates on Télévision Quatre-Saisons, and was the moderator of those debates between May and September 2006. He hosted a radio programme until 2007.

In 2003, he was invited as a special guest to Montreal Pride.[2]


Martineau was born in Verdun[3] on July 23, 1961 to a French mother (born 1940) and an American father (born 1934). He lives in Outremont[4] with his partner Sophie Durocher and their son.[citation needed] He previously lived with fellow journalist Nathalie Collard, with whom he has two daughters.[5]


  1. ^ "Les filles c'est nono" (in French). Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
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  3. ^ "Biographie: Richard Martineau" (in French). Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Duchaine, Gabrielle (2012-05-04). "Manifestation nocturne: les étudiants ont attaqué la mauvaise maison". Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Codère, Jean-François (2006-10-04). "Richard Martineau et son ex: Chicane publique à propos des enfants" (in French). Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 

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