MacKay says Trudeau's answer to world threats is oversimplified

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau reacts to something the crowd says before the start of the 2014...

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau reacts to something the crowd says before the start of the 2014 Stampede Parade in Calgary, Alta. on Friday July 4, 2014. (Hugo Yuen/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 5:01 PM ET

OTTAWA — The Tories are again questioning Justin Trudeau's grasp on issues, this time for his ideas on what constitutes the greatest threat to global security.

When quizzed by Sun News Network on Thursday, the Liberal leader said the greatest threat to global security was a world "seemingly less and less fair."

"The biggest threat to global security is the kind of violence and misunderstandings and wars that come out of resource depletion, economic uncertainty, concerns of lack of hope for generations growing up in a world that is getting smaller and seemingly less and less fair."

Trudeau has been criticized in the past for answering serious questions with vague answers and platitudes.

Asked Friday to weigh in on Trudeau's thoughts on global security threats, Justice Minister Peter MacKay - himself sometimes criticized for his vague answers -- said: "I think he has in some cases shown a tendency to oversimplify, and misstate the status.


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