Canada ambassador says he feels slighted by 'Argo'

Canada ambassador says he feels slighted by 'Argo'

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Ben Affleck, winners of the Best Film award for "Argo", pose in the press room at the EE British Academy Film Awards at The Royal Opera House on February 10, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

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by ROB GILLIES /

khou.com

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 8:36 PM

TORONTO (AP) -- Canada’s former ambassador in Iran, who protected Americans at great personal risk during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, says if “Argo” wins the Oscar for best picture on Sunday there would be something wrong with director Ben Affleck if he didn’t mention Canada.

Ken Taylor said Friday he continues to feel slighted by a movie that he says makes Canada look like a meek observer to CIA heroics in the rescue of six U.S. citizens caught in the crisis. He says there would be no movie if the Canadian embassy didn’t take in the Americans.

Taylor says if Affleck doesn’t say something in his acceptance speech “then it’s a further reflection” on him.

Affleck’s CIA thriller “Argo” is widely expected to take home the best-picture trophy on Sunday.

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