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    Canada faces ‘challenging’ NATO summit amid spending dip, NORAD questions: experts – National

    Canadian officials will likely face a “challenging” NATO leaders summit amid new data suggesting a defence spending dip, and growing public confusion about where the cash is coming from for major promised NORAD upgrades, experts warn. New numbers from the military alliance suggest Canada is slipping behind on its pledge to hit a prominent spending target as the size of the economy grows in comparison to promised new spending. At the same time, there is growing frustration among the defence industry at the government’s handling of an announcement of $4.9 billion in upgrades to NORAD radar and surveillance systems. “If the idea was to instill confidence that this is all…