Madam Speaker, in response to this question, I would like to recall the past of GBA+, recruitment and retention.
This year, 2020-21, 493 women signed up, representing 24% of recruits, compared to 1,530 recruits who were men, representing 75.6%. Although recruitment was lower than in the previous year, 2019-20, this percentage of women recruits was the highest of all previous years. This can be attributed to the priority given to selecting women candidates for the limited capacity of basic training. Also, 349 of the members recruited are from a visible minority—