Former churchills CEO Andrew Churchill is set to run as an independent candidate in Alberta’s election for a second time.
Churchill is the first candidate from Alberta to formally declare he is running for the leadership.
He is running as a Conservative.
Churchills departure from the churchill has left many in the province wondering whether he would stay on as CEO.
The Calgary-based churchills corporation has been in turmoil since a 2010 financial scandal rocked the company.
The company was fined $2.2 billion by the Securities and Exchange Commission and has been stripped of the Canada Pension Plan and other benefits.
The churchills shares have fallen sharply.
Churchil has maintained that he did nothing wrong and was only being investigated for the wrong reasons.