With two weeks until Canada votes in the 42nd Federal Election, party promises and platforms continue to dominate the headlines nationwide.
Lynn Oliphant, the Green Party Candidate for the Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek riding says he hopes there is no majority government, and that there can be co-operation within parliament.
"I'm hoping that we have a coalition government - that nobody gets a majority - and I'm hoping that it can be a productive coalition, and I'm hoping that (Green Party) leader, Elizabeth May can help bring about that coalition, and it takes us in a more coherent direction when we do that, as opposed to every four years."
After moving to Canada from the United States in 1971, Oliphant taught at the University of Saskatchewan for 30 years before diving into politics.
He has stated numerous times that he isn't running to win, but more so aiming to bring all issues to the front leading up to the October 19th election.
"I'm running in this election, not to get elected, but to make sure issues are brought to the floor, and are discussed completely."
Among the many issues Oliphant speaks on, is not only Canada as a whole, but particularly Saskatchewan, where the potential to expand and be great is within the realm of possibility if the right things are done.
"We've got the highest potential of any country, and Saskatchewan has one of the highest potentials of any province. We've got low population, well-educated population, tremendous resources, tremendous land base, and we're just doing the wrong thing with it."
"We're selling off our resources at fire sale prices. Unrefined oil products, unrefined timber products. In order to support our standard of living, we're starting to delve into the natural capital, and as we deplete the natural capital, the capacity goes down each year. We have to rebuild our natural capital and show the rest of the world what you can do if you're given these kinds of resources and the will to do something differently."
Oliphant is up against Conservative incumbent Kelly Block, Alex Slusar of the Liberal Party, and the NDP's Glenn Wright.