From the TO Star:
SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The commissioner of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will decide soon whether to take any action against the coach of the Saint John Sea Dogs for cutting a player who failed to sign a Canadian flag sent to troops in Afghanistan.
A spokesman for the league said today that league commissioner Gilles Courteau will make a statement on Wednesday at the latest about the decision to release left-winger Dave Bouchard from the team after he did not sign the flag.
Earlier this week Sea Dogs coach and general manager Jacques Beaulieu expressed outrage over the missing signature, citing it as a major factor in young Mr. Bouchard's dismissal.
Frankly, Mr. Beaulieu ought not to be a coach anymore. Cutting a teenage hockey player from your team and claiming publicly that it was because of his political beliefs is way, way over the line.