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Military making progress on Indigenous, visible minority recruitment, lagging on attracting women

By Aidan Chamandy      

Despite Liberal policy aiming for 25 per cent female recruits by 2026, the number of women in Regular Forces and Primary Reserves is still below 16 per cent, according to latest data.

Traffic technicians unpack and sort through supplies delivered by a CC-130 Hercules aircraft in support of Operation Presence–Mali to Camp Castor in Gao, Mali, in July 2018. DND photograph courtesy of Master Corporal Jennifer Kusche

New statistics on military recruitment provided to The Hill Times show the Regular Forces and Primary Reserves are close to meeting their targets for Indigenous people and visible minorities in the armed forces, but are still lagging on bringing more women into the fold.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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