The Canadian Press

2015-10-15 | OBIT Ken Taylor

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Stephen Harper paused before a campaign speech in Quebec tonight to pay tribute to former Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor. Taylor, who sheltered six U.S. citizens during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, died today at the age of 81, (Harper was campaigning in the riding of Megantic-L'Erable, which has been held by the Conservatives, but current MP and cabinet minister Christian Paradis is not running again. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is expected to visit the riding tomorrow.)

Date: 2015-10-15
Placeline: THETFORD MINES, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << friends before going any farther tonight I want to express my deepest condolences to the family of former Ambassador Ken Taylor who died today is ambassador to Iran in 1979 Mr Taylor acted with great heroism to protect the lives of American hostages his memory will live on in the annals of Canadian diplomacy >>