Letter to the editor 4, July 18, 2019

The right approach

Dear Editor,

Congratulations go to Heidi and Gwen at Que de Bonnes Choses for taking such an enlightened and effective approach to the vandalism that occurred at their store.

As a teacher who has worked with youth in trouble with the law for almost 40 years I highly support their message that when a crime has been committed, especially by youth or young adults, that if responsibility and full restitution is assumed by the perpetrator that the police are not necessarily necessary.

Of course should that not have occurred then they were prepared to call the police which is always the alternative. The fact that they chose to resolve the issue privately and successfully no doubt gave the young man involved the opportunity to make things right and hopefully to alter his future behaviour for good.

You both showed great understanding and wisdom in the midst of what was certainly a distressing situation. That's what makes Hudson, Hudson.

Danny Olivenstein

Rigaud

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