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Just in time for Maple Leaf Flag Day in Canada this week comes the latest edition of the Red Ensign Standard, a roundup of the Red Ensign Brigade, a group of bloggers north of the border who still wave the old flag, sing "The Maple Leaf Forever," and quote Edmund Burke a lot.
The Brigade brings together a motley crew of Conservatives in their big and small C varieties, classical liberals, libertarians, moderates, and others whom are best described as right wing or simply malcontent. The golden thread that always unites this group is a profound sense of patriotism, a love of country - love of Canada and the most sincere desire and belief that Canada can do better.
And an online tribute to Teeder Kennedy at the Hockey Hall of Fame includes a video recalling the night in 1951 when he, as Toronto captain, welcomed the future Queen Elizabeth to Maple Leaf Gardens (above).
Other hockey legends are similarly profiled in the Hall of Fame's Spotlight series. All are accompanied by videos and Treasure Chests – here's Eddie Shore's. #