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Finance Minister Bill Morneau touts 2019 budget at Kelowna’s Okanagan College

Federal finance minister Bill Morneau answers questions at Kelowna's Okanagan College campus on Tuesday night. Jeff Martin / Global News

Finance minister Bill Morneau touted the recent federal budget during a visit to Kelowna’s Okanagan College campus on Tuesday.

The minister spoke with students and members of the general public about the first-time home buyers incentive, as well as lowering interest on student loan debt.

The budget also promised to remove federal barriers to the trade of alcohol between the provinces.

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The government plans to remove the requirement that alcohol travelling between provinces must be sold or consigned to a provincial liquor authority.

“We’ve recognized that we want to take away any federal government barriers to moving wine, as an example, and alcohol across provincial barriers,” Morneau said.

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“We know that as a federal government we need to continue to be engaging with the provinces to make sure that we have lower barriers to trade,” he added.

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Internal Trade Minister Dominic LeBlanc will announce more details on a timeline as the plan progresses, Morneau said.

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