Richard Martineau (born July 23, 1961) is a French-Canadian 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.
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. Radio Canada has described his work as "established him as a leftist chronicler, then he forged deep to the right and to a posture more and more pamphleteering working within the Quebecor empire".
In February, 2020, Martineau falsely accused McGill Professor Daniel Weinstock of supporting female genital mutilation. . Weinstock was subsequently disinvited by Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge from speaking at a conference on the Province's ethics and religious culture program. On February 21, Martineau published a non-apology, correcting his error . Roberge apologized publicly to Weinstock on February 23 
Martineau was born in Verdun on July 23, 1961 to a French mother (born 1940) and an American father (born 1934). He lives in Outremont with his partner Sophie Durocher and their son. He previously lived with fellow journalist Nathalie Collard, with whom he has two daughters.
- "Les filles c'est nono" (in French). Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
- "ICI Radio-Canada Première | Balados, livres audio". Radio-Canada (in French). Retrieved 2019-12-02.
- "Biographie: Richard Martineau" (in French). Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
- Duchaine, Gabrielle (2012-05-04). "Manifestation nocturne: les étudiants ont attaqué la mauvaise maison". Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- Morneau, Caroline. "Sophie Durocher lit des insultes qu'elle reçoit en ondes". Le Journal de Montréal. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
- 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.
- Le blogue de Richard Martineau (in French)