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: Raw footage shows aftermath of deadly home explosion in Mississauga Reports of racist taunts surge in Britain Kerry condemns 'daily fare' of violence after Istanbul airport attack At least 36 dead, dozens more injured in Istanbul airport attack Trump goes after trade deals, globalization in speech Accused in Amanda Todd case could be extradited At least 10 dead in Istanbul airport attack: Turkish Justice Minister Canada to drop visa requirements, Mexico to drop beef ban Clinton: Trump campaign slogan code for going back 'It's time to move on' after Benghazi report: Clinton Raw: Flames erupt as freight trains collide in Texas 'A failure at the most senior levels of government': GOP Benghazi report Justin Trudeau goes running with Mexican President Farage tells EU MPs, 'You're not laughing now are you?' Pakistani clerics declare transgender marriages legal Medical schools expand training to tackle opioid painkiller abuse Admissible evidence? Pet parrot repeats owner's dying words 'We were humanized in there': Stonewall Inn dedicated U.S. as national landmark Poles in U.K. worried over post-Brexit hate crimes Plaintiff in assisted dying challenge feels 'left out' of new law 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?