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Premier John Savage today announced that the province has agreed to
participate in a one year, $42.6 million extension to the 
Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Works Program. The program would
be funded equally by Ottawa, the province and the municipalities. 
The province's $14.2 million portion would be found through a
reallocation of existing funds. The premier is confident that
negotiations between Ottawa and the province can be completed in
the next few weeks.

With three funding partners, this would mean a total infusion of
$42.6 million into the economy creating jobs and addressing
deficient community infrastructure, the premier said.

"The program would address the infrastructure needs in many Nova
Scotia communities," said the premier. "Municipalities have
expressed their support for an extension of the program."

Launched in January 1994, the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure
Works Program's objectives are to kick-start the economy, put
people to work and help municipalities upgrade deteriorating
infrastructure. To date, more than $220 million has been invested
in more than 300 projects across Nova Scotia.


Contact: Michelle Whelan 902-424-6336

jlw                        Feb. 4, 1997          5:00 p.m.