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Rideau Hall names Cirque du Soleil manager as new chief of staff

Rideau Hall, the official residence in Ottawa of both the Queen and her representative, the Governor General of Canada, has a new chief of staff as the institution tries to cope with allegations of mismanagement and mistreatment of staff under »

Arts & Entertainment, International

The battle to save Cirque du Soleil takes another turn

The financial soap opera that is now the Cirque du Soleil has taken another turn. In a move it hopes will brighten the path to financial solvency, the company filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday following a roller-coaster ride this »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International

Telecommunications titan seeks ‘rescue’ of struggling Cirque du Soleil

A powerful Quebec telecommunications company says it wants to “rescue” the struggling Cirque du Soleil franchise. The offer of a financial lifeline comes from Quebecor Inc., which says it’s ready to spend “several hundred million dollars” to revive Cirque du »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Society

Cirque du Soleil folds its tent, at least for now

Cirque du Soleil, the Montreal-based show business juggernaut that once appeared headed for nothing but fame, fortune and world-wide acclaim, has been reduced to a skeleton crew charged with keeping the company breathing. On Tuesday, it announced it was laying »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy

Founder of Cirque du Soleil sells remaining shares

The founder of the Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté has sold his last remaining shares of the entertainment company to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), according to a press release. “I am happy that my share »

Society

Cirque du Soleil’s founder detained in Tahiti for growing cannabis

Quebec billionaire and Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté has been detained by police in French Polynesia for growing cannabis at his luxury estate on the island of Nukutepipi. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Laliberté’s company, Lune Rouge, confirmed that he is »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Canadian circus troupe concerned about Saudi performance

Canada’s Cirque du Soleil has become the world renowned leader in amazing theatrical performances. With several different shows being performed in locations around the world, the latest in their many mega hit performances is called “Toruk-the First Flight” and is »