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  Community Services Minister Jim Smith said he is pleased
  that the Halifax Regional Council has accepted the
  province's offer to assume the delivery of social services
  in the metro area on April 1, 1996.
  "Officials from my department and from the Halifax Regional
  Municipality have been planning for months to ensure a
  smooth transition to the new system," said Dr. Smith.
  The province will now proceed to address issues such as
  staffing and communication with clients.
  Dr. Smith said, "A great number of people use services in
  this area. I want to reassure them that changes will be
  gradual and that they will be kept informed."
  Contact: Margaret Murphy  902-424-4880
  trp                     Feb. 15, 1996 - 3:23 p.m.