"The huge failure of Canadians is not to educate the children properly and then why should we be surprised when they have mental illnesses or commit dreadful crimes?"
Alberta's Finance Minister then targeted her criticism on an even more unexpected area as she criticized funding for new police officers:
Only hours later, Evans apologized for her bizarre comments.
"The great tragedy in this year's budget in Alberta ... is that we put 200 more policemen, police officers, for the next two years and more Crown prosecutors, more law enforcement people," she said.
"If we had put 200 more positions in place to help parents be better parents I would have been much happier."
UPDATE: Is there a chance that this is simply a genius political distraction by Evans' in order to distract Albertans from the announcement that Alberta may need to borrow up to $5 billion in the coming years?