Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Another appointment to SPCS oversight body

The province has added another member to the body that oversees the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, bringing the total to 25.

The newest addition is Melody Maleki-Yazdi of Toronto.

She will receive no remuneration for her indefinite term of appointment, according to the website for the Animal Care Review Board.

She was also appointed to the Fire Safety Commission, also bringing its membership to 25 people. That appointment is also for no pay and for an indefinite term.

Both bodies have generated controversy in rural Ontario, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for laying charges against a well-respected dairy farmer, the fire commission for deciding in favour of inspectors who have shut down barn-party facilities.

Maleki-Yazdi works at Deloitte Canada in the Legal Project Solutions Group, prior to which she was an associate lawyer at Hope Springs Fertility Law.