UK mission-sharing won’t affect autonomy: Baird

Foreign minister characterizes it as ‘a small number of administrative arrangements.’

Embassy Photo: Sam Garcia
Foreign Minister John Baird and British Foreign Secretary William Hague at a press conference in the House of Commons foyer on Sept. 24.
Ally Foster
Published: Monday, 09/24/2012 8:49 pm EDT

Foreign Minister John Baird is downplaying concerns that an agreement between Canada and the United Kingdom to share diplomatic missions abroad would hurt Canada’s ability to maintain an independent foreign policy.

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