While Canadian Ambassador to Iran.
In Saturday's Globe and Mail "Ken Taylor, the Canadian diplomat, celebrated 30 years ago for hiding U.S. embassy personnel during the Iranian revolution, actively spied for the Americans and helped them plan an armed incursion into the country."
He became the “...the de facto CIA station chief...”while running the show for Canada in revolutionary Iran from '77 to '80.
"Trent University historian Robert Wright, author of Our Man in Tehran , a new account of the incident [the Iranians, student revolutionaries, taking 63 Americans hostage along with their embassy on November 4th of '79 and holding them until late in the next year] released today, strongly implies that then-prime-minister Joe Clark insisted Mr. Taylor's spying be kept quiet, fearing a negative political fallout if the Canadian public learned that one of its envoys was a U.S. spook."
Ambassador Taylor was responsible for saving six Americans on his own which made him quit the pop culture star in the early part of the administration of Ronald Reagan.