Long-time Sherwood Park resident Brian Ilkuf is making a case for Alberta's separation.
Ilkuf, an employee at Sheritt International in Fort Saskatchewan for over 30 years, was recently chosen as the Alberta Independence Party's candidate for the Sherwood Park riding.
While he had no political experience prior to his nomination, Ilkuf said he found a home in the party and wants to create change.
"You kind of get tired of complaining about politics, so it was time to put my feet in," he noted.
If elected, Ilkuf said his main priority is to be a voice in government for the constituents of Sherwood Park.
"I can't fix potholes in front of your house, but if it's something that is a concern for the majority of the people, you have to speak for them," he added. "I think we've lost that in the last 10 to 15 years."
As a candidate for the Alberta Independence Party, Ilkuf plans to lower taxes to 8.5 per cent for local businesses and nine per cent for foreign businesses. He also intends to eliminate the carbon tax and GST.
"If the Alberta Independence Party gets in and we become independent after a referendum, everything changes," he explained. "Money goes right back into your pockets."
In terms of education, Ilkuf guaranteed smaller class sizes and no fees for both public and private schools.
The provincial election will be held on Tuesday (Apr.16).