Letter to the editor 1, Sept. 26, 2019
Hudson needs to grow
When it comes to the environment, not everyone sees eye to eye... Some individuals genuinely care for our ecosystems and their long term welfare. Other individuals will use the environment subject to hide their real intentions, like not wanting new neighbours in their backyard or trying to stop housing developments that would bring (and I quote), “Middle class buyers looking for a cheap deal,” to Hudson.
There is a proper way to supervise housing developments but we should also remember that Cunningham's closed, there are rumours that the Bank of Montreal will close its branch in Hudson and some might agree that if we don't want to see ourselves forced to make difficult choices in the future, we should try to remember that Hudson needs to grow, just a little bit. Not becoming Vaudreuil-Dorion but maybe by welcoming a few more taxpayers who are not industries but families moving in.
For too long Hudson has made it difficult to welcome new homeowners. If it was up to some, you'd need a permit to build a tree house for your kids. We need new families to help drive our community and we simply cannot rely on a few McMansions being built to make this happen.
I hope our mayor will make sure that there is room for a housing development in Hudson. This town needs it despite what the naysayers might think.