Finance Minister Bill Morneau taking budget sales pitch to St. John's breakfast meeting

Canada's minister of Finance is making a stop in St. John's next week to help sell the new federal budget.
Minister of Finance Bill Morneau is visiting St. John's next week to discuss the 2016 federal budget. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau will be making a stop in St. John's to help sell the new Liberal budget. 

Morneau will be in town April 6 for a networking breakfast hosted by the St. John's Board of Trade.

It will be the first time since Morneau was named finance minister that he has visited Newfoundland and Labrador.

The federal budget includes a number of provisions for the province, including extended employment insurance aimed at helping those affected by layoffs in the oil industry, the removal of the ferry tariff for importing the MV Veteran, and money to fund a technical assessment of the wreck of the Manolis L in Notre Dame Bay.

Morneau had declined to come to Newfoundland and Labrador as part of his pre-budget consultations. 

Morneau's speech will take place at the Delta St. John's Hotel. 

Tickets for the event are $60 for board of trade members and $120 for non-members.

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