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: N.Y. Times publishes leaked Clinton e-mails Rolling Stones wow fans with surprise Hollywood show Ireland to vote on gay marriage Thousands flee flood waters in China Obama declares that climate change is a matter of global security Black Bear tranquilized after leading New York police on three-day chase From firing guns to kneading dough, Bolivia's military take on bread-making during strike B.C. government under fire for failing to remove blatantly racist documents The problem with video visitations for families of inmates Oil pipeline breaks, coats California beach in thick crude 'Our family members are dying in front our eyes': Burundi refugee Clinton on Iraq war vote: 'I made a mistake' Amateur video captures home swept away in Chile flood water Man in custody after 5-year-old girl stabbed in London, Ontario Lobster boat captain pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of fisherman Clinton calls for speedy release of her emails 170 motorcycle gang members arrested in Waco, Texas shootout Two rare whales wash ashore in B.C. Amtrak service resumes between Philadelphia and New York Mountain lion captured outside San Francisco 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?