Bo Pelouse officially files for bankruptcy

Nearly a month after abruptly ceasing operations, leaving thousands of West Island homeowners in the lurch, snow-removal service Bo Pelouse has officially filed for bankruptcy.

The Pointe-Claire business made the declaration in a federal court filing dated Jan. 20 and made public on Industry Canada’s website Friday morning.

According to the filing, the company is listed as having $1,401,003 in assets against $2,678,228 in liabilities.

Bo Pelouse collapsed the morning of Dec. 30, 2019, just hours after snow blanketed the driveways of the company’s nearly 5,000 customers.

A complete client list — totalling 242 pages in length — is included in the company’s bankruptcy filing.

Each of Bo Pelouse’s customers is able to make a claim through insolvency trustee Ginsberg, Gingras & Associates on its website.

When reached by Global News, the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy filing, Marino Delacas, said there’s only one exception to that rule.

“There are some clients who have already asked their credit card companies or PayPal for a reimbursement,” he said over the phone.

Delacas’s firm has set up a special phone line just for former Bo Pelouse clients at 800-955-0409.

Global News called that number Friday afternoon and was directed to a voicemail message, recorded only in French.

A meeting of claimants will be held on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at 1335 Lakeshore Dr. in Dorval.

Delacas said that meeting will be a “general inquiry” for those looking to file a claim against the company as it continues the bankruptcy process.

Attempts to reach Bo Pelouse owner Marc Guindon were unsuccessful.

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