Canada's military sets goal of becoming more inclusive

Canada's military is going all out to draw in new recruits.

It is aiming to recast itself as welcoming to Canadians of all races, religions and sexual orientations.

The Trudeau government's plan to invest an extra 62 billion dollars in the military over the next 20 years includes hiring 35-hundred more full-time personnel and 15-hundred part-time reservists.

Lieutenant-General Charles Lamarre, chief of military personnel, says the goal is to make the military more inclusive, diverse and attractive to all Canadians, regardless of their backgrounds.