MONTREAL, May 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Ian Halperin and Transit Éditeur inc.
publicly apologize to Guy Laliberté, to his former spouse, to their
children as well to Cirque du Soleil and its employees following the
spring 2009 publication of Ian Halperin's book entitled Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of Cirque du Soleil.
Mr. Halperin said:
"I am and have always been a great admirer of Guy Laliberté. I wanted to
write a book that would reflect my admiration for this exceptional man,
whom I personally consider a hero. I sincerely regret that parts of my
book could have hurt or caused any harm to Guy Laliberté, his former
spouse and her family as well as to Cirque du Soleil and its employees.
I would like to express my sincere apologies to Mr. Laliberté, his
former spouse and her family as well as to Cirque du Soleil and its
employees if they have been hurt or caused any harm whatsoever as a
result of the publication of my book."
Mr. Pierre Turgeon, President of Transit Éditeur inc., said:
"Transit would also like to express its sincere apologies to Mr.
Laliberté, his former spouse and her family as well as to Cirque du
Soleil and its employees if the publication of the book or the
publicity surrounding it could have hurt or caused any harm whatsoever.
Transit's intention was to publish a book that would pay a tribute to
an exceptional man who is greatly admired by many Quebecers."
The apologies made by Mr. Halperin and Transit Éditeur inc. are part of
the terms and conditions of an out-of-court settlement of the court
proceedings initiated following the publication of Mr. Halperin's book.
Mr. Laliberté indicated that he accepts the apologies that are being
presented and wishes to make no further comment in order to protect his
privacy as well as that of his family.
SOURCE Transit Editeur Inc.
For further information:
Transit Éditeur inc.
279, Sherbrooke W. Street, suite 305, Montreal, QC, H2X 1Y2