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: Globe Debate: Can we beat climate change without killing the economy? Can Canada make a difference in the fight against climate change if big emitters aren't on board? Globe in Jordan: Meet three families awaiting confirmation on resettlement in Canada Video: Watch the highlights of Justin Trudeau's COP21 speech in under two minutes What impact will pricing carbon have on Canadians at the pump? Drone Video Captures Melting Ice Sheets Elizabeth May draws a link between conflict in Syria to climate change Trudeau: Developing nations need help to fight climate change Newborn baby survives being buried alive in Los Angeles Justin Trudeau looking forward to 'substantive' talks at Paris climate summit Putin touts Russia's climate change efforts, pushes for more forests Angela Merkel calls for a 'profound transformation' in way world does business Cynicism is the biggest enemy of climate change: Obama at Paris summit Obama paints a doomsday scenario if world doesn't act on climate change now Calm returns after fierce baboon battle at Toronto Zoo French police use tear gas on protesters Queen jokes with Canada's PM for 'making me feel so old' Trump heckled, says "you see how diplomatic I've become?" Top Kurdish activist killed in Turkey gunfight Booking photo of suspected Colorado shooter released 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?