Baird downplays embassy-sharing plan Add to ... CP Video Published Monday, Sep. 24 2012, 8:36 PM EDT Last updated Monday, Sep. 24 2012, 8:36 PM EDT John Baird says Canada's foreign policy won't be affected by a plan to merge some embassies with Britain. The foreign affairs minister says the arrangement will allow diplomats to complete work faster and at a lower cost. Watch More Video: Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair question Harper's sincerity on CPP expansion After 30 years on the lam, mafia boss' freedom ends in Brazil Fugitive former LAPD officer caught in Mexico Tories looking at voluntary CPP add-on contributions 'I was thinking I was about to die': Wizard of Oz moment for kids in Florida bounce house Missing elderly woman found alive next to husband's body Houston mayor: Flooding areas 'still dangerous' 'Get this done': Obama to Senate about renewing Patriot Act Homicide probe to be launched into B.B. King's death: officials Volcano erupts on Galapagos island home to unique pink iguanas 'Go out there and make it happen': Michelle Obama to Oberlin College graduates Bracing for dry season in drought-struck Brazil More than 500 dead as heat wave smothers India Should Toronto's traffic laws be relaxed for cyclists? Canadian home price growth to slow, says CMHC 'Anyone who moved was beaten': 170 migrant children arrive alone in Indonesia Nobel-Laureate mathematician, inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind' dies in car crash Bernie Sanders on 2016: 'Don't underestimate me' Texas residents wake up to severe storm damage Alberta Premier Rachel Notley sworn in, promises to 'deliver results' Comments AA More Related to this Story Globe editorial Sharing some embassy services with Britain makes sense for Canada Philip Howard Canada can maintain ties with virtual embassies Is Canada-Britain diplomatic resource-sharing a return to colonial past?