French PM puts off Canada trip as social unrest grows

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, pictured on May 25, 2016, has cancelled his visit to Canada next month to instead address looming air and train strikes at homeFrench Prime Minister Manuel Valls has scrapped a trip to Canada next month to deal with the social unrest and rolling strike action at home. Looming air and train strikes are threatening to bring chaos to France less than two weeks before the Euro 2016 football tournament kicks off, with unions standing firm Monday in demanding that controversial labour reforms are scrapped. The prime minister’s visit to Canada had been scheduled for June 15-19 but has now been put off “until the autumn”, according to his team.

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