Richard Legendre

Richard Legendre (born January 19, 1953) is a former professional tennis player and politician in Quebec, Canada.


Legendre was born in Montreal, Quebec. He once represented Canada at the Davis Cup and had a career-high tennis ranking of World No. 232 in singles (December 1978). He played NCAA collegiate tennis at Florida State University in 1972 and 1973.[1]


He was the Quebec minister of sports in Bernard Landry's cabinet, after being elected as a Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Blainville in 2001. In 2005 he was a candidate in the Parti Québécois's leadership election, a bid notably supported by former Quebec minister François Legault and sprinter and olympic medalist Bruny Surin. Legendre placed third with 7.5% of the vote.

In the 2007 elections, Legendre was surprisingly defeated by the Action democratique du Quebec's Pierre Gingras who was a former mayor for the City of Blainville. The party nearly won every seat in the lower Laurentians region.[2] Legendre was Vice-President of Montreal Impact; he was nominated on August 13, 2007.[3]

He's now teaching at HEC Montreal, and regurarly appears on TVA Sports morning show Les Partants commenting on economic sports news.

Electoral record (partial)Edit

Quebec provincial by-election, October 1, 2001: Blainville
Party Candidate Votes %
Parti Québécois Richard Legendre 10,323 46.25
Liberal Jocelyne Roch 8,990 40.28
Action démocratique Michel Paulette 2,186 9.79
Bloc Pot Sylvain Mainville 384 1.72
Alternative progressiste Thérèse Hamel 339 1.52
Independent Régent Millette 97 0.44
Total valid votes 22,319 98.63
Rejected and declined votes 309 1.37
Turnout 22,628 48.58
Electors on the lists 46,581
Source: Elections Quebec

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2009-09-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]

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National Assembly of Quebec
Preceded by
Céline Signori (PQ)
MNA, District of Blainville
Succeeded by
Pierre Gingras (ADQ)