Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Inappropriate' Leaflets from N.L. Squadron Removed, Destroyed: Military

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'Inappropriate' Leaflets from N.L. Squadron Removed, Destroyed: Military

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'Inappropriate' N.L. cadet leaflets destroyed

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The commander of the national cadet program says guidebooks for prospective recruits that referred to girls' breasts as "developing bits" have been removed from the Newfoundland squadron that handed them out.

A spokesman for Brig.-Gen. Kelly Woiden says staff with the regional cadet support unit in Atlantic Canada have indicated all of the leaflets were destroyed soon after the military became aware of them last week in St. John's.

Maj. Doug Keirstead says an investigation into the matter was launched Monday to determine where the document originated and who approved it, adding that the language used in it would also not be included in any verbal briefs to cadets. …

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