Rob Gillies

Rob Gillies is an author at Religion News Service.

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Canada gets muted allied support after alleging India may have been involved in killing of Canadian

By Rob Gillies — September 21, 2023
TORONTO (AP) — None of Canada’s most important allies — not the U.S., Britain, Australia or New Zealand, all knitted tightly together in the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance — echoed Trudeau’s allegations.

India expels Canadian diplomat, escalating tensions after Trudeau accuses India in Sikh’s killing

By Krutika Pathi and Rob Gillies — September 19, 2023
NEW DELHI (AP) — The expelling came a day after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said there were credible allegations that India was connected to the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh independence advocate.

Canada expels an Indian diplomat as it investigates a Sikh’s killing. India denies an alleged link

By Krutika Pathi and Rob Gillies — September 18, 2023
TORONTO (AP) — Trudeau told Parliament that he brought up the slaying with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G-20 last week. He said he told Modi that any Indian government involvement would be unacceptable and that he asked for cooperation in the investigation.

Pope in Quebec amid decline of Catholic Church in province

By Rob Gillies — July 27, 2022
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Although nearly all of the province’s 6.8 million French speakers have Catholic roots, fewer than 10% attend Mass regularly, compared with 90% several decades ago.

Vatican releases pope’s Canada itinerary, a sign trip is on

By Nicole Winfield and Rob Gillies — June 23, 2022
ROME (AP) — The publication of the itinerary was delayed for nearly two weeks, leading to speculation Francis might be forced to cancel traveling to Canada as he did his before a planned July 2-7 pilgrimage to Africa.

Trudeau denounces truck attack that targeted Muslim family

By Rob Gillies — June 8, 2021
TORONTO (AP) — The victims — two parents, two children and a grandmother — were on an evening walk when the truck struck them at an intersection in London, Ontario.

Trudeau wants Vatican apology for church-run school abuses

By Rob Gillies — June 5, 2021
(AP) — Trudeau called on the church to “step up” and take responsibility after years of silence.
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