The Hon. Zach Churchill
Minister of Natural Resources - Yarmouth
396 Main Street
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Canada B5A 1E9
"I believe in politics and its ability to help people. I think the people of Yarmouth want to be rejuvenated in the democratic political process once again."
A familiar face in the town of Yarmouth, MLA Zach Churchill is an active member of the community where he was born and raised. Representing the students of Yarmouth in his youth, Zach continued his engagement in student politics while working toward his degree at Saint Mary’s University as President of the Saint Mary’s Student Union for two years. Zach continued to represent students in Ottawa as the National Director of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, representing over 300,000 students across Canada.
In 2010, a by-election in Yarmouth presented the opportunity for Zach to return to his hometown and work toward a lifelong goal: to represent the people of Yarmouth as their Member of Legislative Assembly in Halifax.
Zach believes in the ambition, passion and dedication of the people of Yarmouth. Zach has championed the return of the Yarmouth-USA ferry link, a key player in the tourism industry for all of Nova Scotia. In addition to his work as MLA, Zach holds two critic portfolios for the Nova Scotia Liberal Caucus as Labour and Advanced Education Critic and Critic for Tourism. These roles are categorically linked with his work for the Constituency of Yarmouth and his past work in post-secondary education.
In the summer of 2012, Zach was joined by other community stakeholders in organizing the largest community meeting in Nova Scotia’s history to lobby the Nova Scotia Electoral Boundary Commission in efforts to revise their report, which would eliminate the Constituency of Yarmouth. The people of Yarmouth succeeded in lobbying the Commission and the Constituency remains intact.