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Canada ambassador says he feels slighted by "Argo"


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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