Peter MacKay says he has asked to be briefed on two high-profile cases in Nova Scotia as he gets up to speed in his new job as federal justice minister.

MacKay says the first file he asked to be briefed on was the Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh case.

The Supreme Court of Canada recently upheld a lower court ruling, quashing all 17 sex offence convictions against the former Port Hawkesbury area businessman.

MacKay says it's too early to say if there will be a federal public inquiry, however.

Former justice minister Rob Nicholson has dismissed the need for an inquiry, saying it would be an expensive and lengthy process that would only give answers to what is already known.

MacKay says he's also been briefed on cyberbullying, an issue that came to the forefront in Nova Scotia with the Rehteah Parsons case.

Her family alleges she was sexually assaulted by four boys and a digital photograph of the incident was passed around her Halifax-area school.

The 17-year-old girl hanged herself in April and was taken off life-support three days later.

(CJFX, CIGO)

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    From Facebook: Thank You Richard for sending me this photo...I did not have this class picture of me in grade six but as soon as I saw it I recalled the year and the principal in the back Mr Gallagher. I was starting to become more girlish looking and developing into a young lady (far left front) and a group of boys that were friends since 1st grade noticed the changes and suddenly were grabbing me inappropriately when I was walking the hallways. I told Mr Gallagher, he pulled each boy into his office and I never knew what he said but those boys never touched me or said another word about it. Mr Gallagher, where ever you are I thank you and I never forgot how you stood up for me.

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    Today on Father's Day remembering the love of a father and daughter. (Glen and Rehtaeh)

  • These are photos of Halifax teenager <a href="http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1122345-who-failed-rehtaeh-parsons" target="_hplink">Rehtaeh Parsons, who was the victim of an alleged gang rape and an online bullying campaign</a> over the last few months. Her mother, Leah Parsons, posted the images and her daughter's tragic story on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Angel-Rehtaeh/352644484835299?fref=ts" target="_blank">a Facebook memorial page</a>.

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