A controversial American anti-gay activist, who was detained at the Regina airport upon entering Canada on April 10 but released, has been arrested for trespassing.
Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center), was at the University of Regina on April 14, where he was with Bill Whatcott, a Saskatchewan Christian anti-gay and anti-abortion activist.
The two men were distributing pamphlets against homosexuality and abortion, along with displaying placards featuring pictures of aborted fetuses.
Whatcott, who was also arrested, has a history of human rights complaints filed against him, and was ordered to pay a fine of $7,500 by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2013 for violating Saskatchewan's human rights code and promoting hatred against gays and lesbians.
Whatcott's arrest was captured in a video posted online.
LaBarbera had entered Canada to participate in an anti-abortion conference by the Saskatchewan Pro Life Association in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, on the weekend.
His arrival had been protested by a concerned citizens group, Intolerance Free Weyburn, and a Pro-Love rally.