THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES HIS APPOINTMENT OF DWIGHT N. MASON AS CHAIR OF THE PERMANENT JOINT BOARD ON DEFENSE, U. S. AND CANADA
President Clinton announced his appointment today of Dwight N. Mason as Chair of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, U. S. and Canada.
Dwight Mason, of Maryland, is a non-attorney partner in the law firm of Storch and Brenner. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada and as a Congressional Fellow for Senator Claiborne Pell (D-RI) and Senator Paul Simon (D-IL).
The Permanent Joint Board on Defense, United States and Canada is concerned with politico-military issues, particularly those involving foreign policy and the economic aspects of defense. It is an advisory body and takes no executive action. However, the Board enjoys exceptional prestige in Canada and is viewed as a symbol of the special relationship shared by Canada and the United States.