Thank you to the minister and officials for being here today.
I want to try to get to three things.
The last time you were here, Mr. Minister, on supplementary estimates, I asked you about recruitment. I see welcome money toward advertising. One of the things that we lost, on the Prairies in particular and perhaps elsewhere in Canada, is targeted recruiting that used to go to first nations reserves and some of the rural and more remote communities. Those are communities that struggle with employment challenges, so it's a good opportunity for people. It also reinforces the diversity of our forces.
I'm glad to see advertising money, but when you talk about targeted recruitment, are we going to be able to go back to those targeted efforts to get people from first nations, rural, and remote communities into the Canadian Armed Forces?