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  Premier John Savage today announced the formation of a
  special cabinet committee to deal with economic concerns
  facing Southwestern Nova Scotia.
  Members of the committee include Natural Resources Minister
  Don Downe, Agriculture Minister Wayne Gaudet, Fisheries
  Minister Jim Barkhouse, and Economic Renewal Minister Robbie
  Premier Savage said the cabinet committee's first task will
  be to meet with various groups concerned with economic
  development in Southwestern Nova Scotia. 
  "The downturn in the fishery, reduction in ferry service,
  and difficulties being encountered by some other key
  industries require immediate attention. I've asked this
  special cabinet committee to begin looking for answers to
  these problems."
  The premier said that while the overall job picture in Nova
  Scotia has brightened considerably over the past two years,
  there are areas of the province that require additional
  "There are no easy solutions to problems such as a decline
  in the fishery. What I'm announcing today is just the first
  step of a process that will include discussions with
  residents of Southwestern Nova Scotia."
  The premier said the government is committed to improving
  the economies of Nova Scotia's rural and coastal
  "Nova Scotians have proven time after time that they are
  able to adapt to changing conditions. This is particularly
  true of Nova Scotians who live in rural areas of the
  The premier said the cabinet committee will visit a number
  of communities and meet with business, labour and community
  leaders and solicit their views on economic development.
  Contact: David Harrigan 902-424-6600 (Phone)
                          902-424-7648 (Fax)
  jlw                       Feb. 2, 1996     5:25 p.m.