Baird downplays embassy-sharing plan Add to ... CP Video Published Monday, Sep. 24, 2012 8:36PM EDT Last updated Monday, Sep. 24, 2012 8:36PM 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: Voting, why bother? These Canadians have a say Watch as the Toronto Zoo's Giant Panda gives birth to twins Rob and Doug Ford back Stephen Harper in Toronto Trudeau says he would tell Putin off 'to his face' if elected Mulcair questions Harper: If he's 'so bloody proud' of his TPP deal, why hide it? Mulcair dismisses polls suggesting flagging NDP support Trudeau calls Harper's refugee policy 'disgusting' Mulcair says Trudeau 'slammed the door' on coalition MH17 downed by Russian-made missile: Dutch Safety Board Affordable housing a key issue in Toronto Centre riding Harper uses props, sound effects to mount attack on Liberal pledges 'Only the NDP defeats Conservatives,' Mulcair tells B.C. supporters 'Canadians deserve better': Trudeau responds to Harper's attack on Liberal tax claims Trump: 'I'm not going anywhere' North Korea celebrates 70th anniversary of Workers Party Video captures moment of deadly Turkey blast At least 30 dead in Turkey blasts Canada's voting system (and how changing it would affect this election) Trudeau calls Harper's refugee policy 'disgusting' Malcolm-Jamal Warner opens up about Bill Cosby 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?