Anti-gay protester Bill Whatcott bids farewell to Canada

Anti-gay and anti-abortion activist Bill Whatcott says he's left Canada — perhaps for good.

Controversial Saskatchewan activist moves to the Philippines

Bill Whatcott has been protesting against abortion and homosexuality in Western Canada for decades. Now he says he's left the country "for the forseeable future". (Bonnie Allen/CBC)

Anti-gay and anti-abortion activist Bill Whatcott says he's left Canada — perhaps for good.

A controversial pamphleteer and protest organizer for decades, Whatcott has been through the courts many times.

Now, in an open letter online, he has announced a recent move to the Philippines.

It's "for the foreseeable future," Whatcott said.

In December, Whatcott was found not guilty of mischief after refusing to leave the University of Regina, where he was distributing anti-gay literature. 

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