Cirque Owes Robert Lepage and Several Others

Cirque du Soleil, which took shelter from its creditors last month, owes dozens of Quebec suppliers millions of dollars.

In particular, Cirque owes $ 210,000 to a company belonging to the theater man Robert Lepage and more than $ 150,000 to costume designer Jean-François Rochefort.

Other major Cirque creditors in Quebec include audiovisual specialist Solotech (over a million dollars), Darcom Innovations ($ 427,000), Scène Éthique ($ 244,000), Unisson Structures (123,000 $), the advertising agency Sid Lee ($ 196,000) and Quebecor ($ 69,000).

Freelancers and other Cirque subcontractors have accumulated over $ 3.1 million in overdue payments.

As a reminder, Cirque and its various subsidiaries owe a total of some $ 2 billion to their lenders and creditors.

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec lent $ 40 million each to Cirque. The company’s guaranteed debt, held by various funds outside Quebec, exceeds $ 1.3 billion.

The circus also owes $ 1.07 million to the City of Montreal, $ 1.7 million to Sun Life, more than $ 800,000 to Bell Canada and $ 11.7 million to the American marketing agency PMG Worldwide.

{ SOURCE: TVA Nouvelles }