Quebec Town of Hudson Honours its Son with Parque Jack Layton

HUDSON – The Town of Hudson honoured the late New Democrat Leader with the dedication of the Jack Layton Park. Olivia Chow, along with NDP party head Tom Mulcair and Vaudreuil-Soulanges MP Jamie Nicholls attended the inauguration of the park.

Born in Montreal, Jack Layton grew up in Hudson and graduated from the local high school in 1967.

“Jack Layton spent a huge amount of time learning how to swim, how to sail, and what a perfect place to be,” said Chow. “It’s about families, and families having the time and facilities to enjoy each other’s company.”

“When you’ve spent years with Jack, you know how much sun there was in his life,” Mulcair said. “Jack was about enjoying life, he brought a very positive message of hope and a sunny day like this in a park on Quebec’s national holiday is a way to bring all that together.”

The park features a newly revamped boat launch, a fantastic view of the Lake of Two Mountains, an amphitheatre and a link to the town’s trail network, specifically the Sandy Beach Nature Trail.