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: Search-and-rescue unit in B.C. cash-strapped, but unwilling to charge for rescues Dennis Rodman defends his friendship with Kim Jong-un Canada Post blames tablets for mail decline Why is Mike Duffy saying hi to everyone? Georgia woman has 1 of 2 winning lottery tickets 22 Rob Ford apologies in 90 seconds Tom Mulcair touts NDP as ready to lead First train since disaster rolls through Lac-Mégantic Russia passes amnesty bill, Pussy Riot expected to be freed Toronto commuters forced off TTC train Wednesday morning 'Great Train Robber' Ronnie Biggs dies aged 84 Two Mega Millions jackpot-winning tickets sold Memories of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, as told through his belongings Pamela Anderson causes stir with seal hunt protest Thousands protest Ukraine's deal with Russia Amateur video shows scale of massive apartment fire in Kingston B.C. gang leader to serve three years of 12-year sentence Prominent gay rights magazine hails Pope as 'Person of the Year' Raw footage captures incredible crane rescue by helicopter in Kingston $636-million lottery jackpot in U.S. history has players dreaming big 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?