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Party Leader

Hon. Zach Churchill


1400-5151 George Street, Halifax, NS

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Zach Churchill was born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He is a descendant of Lebanese immigrants and the son of a hard-working teacher and entrepreneur. His upbringing instilled in him the core values that guide him to this day.

Studying at Saint Mary’s University, Zach earned a Bachelor of Arts. During his time there, he saw opportunities to speak up for others – doing so on issues of equality, and the need for everyone to be able to access to education. Building on his experience as a student leader, Zach joined the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), representing students across Canada.

At the age of 26, Zach saw an opportunity to return to his roots in Yarmouth, and give back to his hometown. He was first elected in a by-election in 2010, and has served as the MLA for Yarmouth since. He has been a community-focused representative, and his dedication to his constituents is demonstrated in having been elected four times with some of the largest margins of victory amongst his colleagues.

Zach currently lives in Yarmouth with his wife Katie, who is an Optometrist and small business owner, and their two young daughters, Cecelia and Eva.


July 2022 
Feb 2021 - Aug 2021
Jun 2017 - Feb 2021
Jul 2015 - Jul 2017
Oct 2013 - Jul  2015
Jun 2010 
Elected Leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Leader of the Official Opposition
Minister of Health and Wellness 
Minister responsible for the Office of Mental Health and Addictions

Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

Minister of Municipal Affairs

Minister of Communication Nova Scotia

Minister of Natural Resources

Elected MLA for Yarmouth

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