EDMONTON - The municipal election is about to get apocalyptic.
A mysterious candidate known as “Citizen Zombie” will file his nomination papers Monday at city hall to push for the construction of a zombie-proof wall around the city.
His candidacy is part of the Vote Zombie Wall campaign, which urges voters to think about sustainable urban development.
“It kind of started out as a bit of a joke between myself and a friend,” explains Yuri Wuensch, the “concerned citizen” behind Vote Zombie Wall.
“We were talking about Edmonton’s growth and our ability to manage our growth in a sustainable way. The ruse was, if they put up a wall around the city, the city could no longer push out — it would have to actually push back in.”
Wuensch would not reveal whether the candidate will run for mayor or council.