An extensive review of documentation circulated to 1,100 sea, army and air cadet squadrons across the country continues, including corps in Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County.
The investigation began on September 30, after a parent complained about a leaflet handed out by the 510 Lions Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron in St. John’s, N.L. referring to to girls’ breasts as “developing bits”. The letter outlines appropriate dress for cadets and mentions the Four Bs, “boobs, belly, bums, boxers.”
Department of National Defence spokesman Doug Keirstead echoed Gen. Jonathan Vance, Chief of Defence’s previous statements that the book was inappropriate.
Keirstead told Quinte News the book was produced locally, quickly rescinded and doesn’t reflect the values of the Canadian Armed Forces or Cadet organizations.
It’s estimated the review could take two to three weeks.