Organization Profile - Canada-US Permanent Joint Board on Defence

Canada-US Permanent Joint Board on Defence

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.

Minister Responsible

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Appointment Provisions

Each national section of the Board includes a Chairman and five members (selected from the military and public service). Each country provides an official to act as Secretary to its section.

The Canadian section consists of a Chairman appointed by GiC, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs; and three representatives from the Armed Forces and two civilian representatives from the diplomatic and trade sections at Foreign Affairs (not appointed by GiC).


Chairman, Canadian Section

  • Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    not specified ($0 - $0)
  • Incumbent; annual ($8,600 - $10,000)


McKay, John
Toronto, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)