October 15th, 2015

NDP statement on the death of Ken Taylor

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair made the following statement on the death of Ken Taylor, former Canadian Ambassador to Iran

“Today, I was saddened to learn of the death of Ken Taylor. Catherine and I, along with NDP candidates from across the country, offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Taylor’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.

We also acknowledge and thank him for his contributions to Canada and for his celebrated actions that helped six American diplomats to safety during his time as Canada’s Ambassador to Iran, in 1979.

Ken Taylor is being remembered as a ‘Canadian hero’ today and for representing the very best of Canada’s Foreign Service. May his courage continue to inspire.”