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Canada history: Jan 27,1980- The famous “Canadian Caper” rescue

It was January 27, 1980, a Sunday At 7:35 in the morning, a Swissair jet left Tehran airport with 6 very special passengers on board holding Canadian passports, apparently a Canadian film crew. But they were not Canadians, nor were »

International, Politics, Society

Passing of Canadian diplomatic hero

Ken Taylor died yesterday, Thursday, at age 81 in New York Born in Calgary Alberta, in the 1980’s he was the American’s “Canadian hero”.  Until January 1980, few people outside the diplomatic world had heard of him, one of many »

International, Politics

Anniversary of the famous “Canadian Caper” rescue

It was January 27, 1980. A Swissair jet left Tehran airport with 6 people on board holding Canadian passports, apparently a Canadian film crew. They were in fact American diplomatic staff who had been employed at the US Embassy but »