Friday, September 27, 2013

Government of Canada Announces Internal Review of Federal Involvement in the Ernest Fenwick Macintosh Case

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 09/27/13 -- The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, the Honourable Chris Alexander, today announced that the Government of Canada will conduct an internal review of federal involvement in the case of Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh.

"I am pleased to announce this review. This case has concerned me since my time in Opposition-and months after our Government was elected in 2006 the accused was extradited to face charges in Canada," said Minister MacKay. "Our Government takes offences involving child abuse very seriously and it is important to review this matter to ensure that such a tragedy never happens again."

Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh was the subject of one of the longest and most complex sexual assault cases in Nova Scotia's history.  (more...)

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