Richard Martel Canadian politician and former ice hockey coach. He last coached the Grenoble Brûleurs de Loups in the French Ligue Magnus. Martel was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election on June 18, 2018. He represents the electoral district of Chicoutimi—Le Fjord as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.(born March 23, 1961) is a
|Conservative Party Quebec Lieutenant|
|Assumed office |
September 2, 2020
|Preceded by||Alain Rayes|
|Member of Parliament|
for Chicoutimi—Le Fjord
|Assumed office |
June 18, 2018
|Preceded by||Denis Lemieux|
|Born||March 23, 1961|
Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||Ice hockey coach|
Brûleurs de Loups (France)
|Years as a coach||1993–2015|
Martel was an assistant coach under Jos Canale from 1991 to 1993 in Chicoutimi. Between 1993 and 2011, Martel served as a head coach in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) where he twice won the Ron Lapointe Trophy as the QMJHL coach of the year. On February 28, 2010, Martel became the most successful coach in the history of the QMJHL when he coached the Chicoutimi Saguenéens to a 3–1 victory over the Baie-Comeau Drakkar to win his 570th QMJHL game, surpassing the record previously held by Guy Chouinard.
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Saint-Hyacinthe||1993-94||72||35||30||7||0||.535||4th in Lebel||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Saint-Hyacinthe||1994-95||72||26||42||4||0||.389||5th in Lebel||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Val-d'Or||1995-96||70||39||24||7||0||.607||3rd in Lebel||Eliminated - Round 2|
|Val-d'Or||1996-97||70||40||28||2||0||.586||3rd in Lebel||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Baie-Comeau||1998-99||53||17||32||4||0||.358||7th in Dilio||Missed Playoffs|
|Baie-Comeau||1999-00||72||31||31||5||5||.500||3rd in East||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Baie-Comeau||2000-01||72||41||23||8||0||.625||1st in East||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Baie-Comeau||2001-02||72||38||25||7||2||.590||2nd in East||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Baie-Comeau||2002-03||72||50||14||6||2||.750||1st in East||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Chicoutimi||2003-04||42||23||13||5||1||.619||2nd in Eastern||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Chicoutimi||2004-05||70||38||19||6||7||.636||2nd in Eastern||Eliminated - Semi Finals|
|Chicoutimi||2005-06||70||51||15||0||4||.757||2nd in Western||Eliminated - Round 2|
|Chicoutimi||2006-07||70||34||28||0||8||.543||8th in Telus||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Chicoutimi||2007-08||70||37||25||0||8||.585||4th in Telus||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Chicoutimi||2008-09||68||24||32||0||12||.441||3rd in Telus East||Eliminated - Round 1|
|Chicoutimi||2009-10||68||26||33||0||9||.449||3rd in Telus East||Eliminated - Round 1|
Source: Career profile
Awards and honoursEdit
|Ron Lapointe Trophy - QMJHL Coach of the Year||1993–94|||
|Ron Lapointe Trophy - QMJHL Coach of the Year||2004–05|||
On December 20, 2017, Martel was named the Conservative candidate for an upcoming by-election in the federal electoral district of Chicoutimi—Le Fjord, as a star candidate. Martel was recruited by a former player, Antoine Tardif, who served as the party's chief organizer in Quebec. Martel had previously been courted to run for mayor of Saguenay as well as the National Assembly of Quebec.
|2021 Canadian federal election: Chicoutimi—Le Fjord|
|** Preliminary results — Not yet official **|
|Bloc Québécois||Julie Bouchard||14,096||33.38||-1.53|
|New Democratic||Ismaël Raymond||1,952||4.62||-1.88|
|Total valid votes||42,224|
|Total rejected ballots|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2019 Canadian federal election: Chicoutimi—Le Fjord|
|Bloc Québécois||Valérie Tremblay||15,321||34.91||+29.31||none listed|
|New Democratic||Stéphane Girard||2,855||6.51||-2.14||$1,181.55|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||43,881||97.94|
|Total rejected ballots||925||2.06||+0.42|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Chicoutimi—Le FjordCanadian federal by-election, June 18, 2018: |
Resignation of Denis Lemieux
|New Democratic||Éric Dubois||2,065||8.65||-21.07|
|Bloc Québécois||Catherine Bouchard-Tremblay||1,337||5.60||-14.92|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||23,882||98.67|
|Total rejected ballots||322||1.33||-0.34|
|Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+18.88|
|Source:Elections Canada: Official Voting Results|
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- "Le conservateur Richard Martel élu député fédéral de Chicoutimi–Le Fjord". Journal De Quebec. Agence QMI. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- Montpetit, Jonathan (22 October 2019). "Big gains for the Bloc Québécois, but what did it sacrifice in the process?". CBC News.
- "Conservative Party: Richard Martel becomes Quebec lieutenant, Gérard Deltell becomes parliamentary leader". HuffPost (in French). 2 September 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
- "Confirmed candidates — Chicoutimi—Le Fjord". Elections Canada. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
- "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2019.
- "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
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