Zach Churchill

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Zach Churchill
Member of the House of Assembly
Assumed office
June 22, 2010
Preceded by Richard Hurlburt
Constituency Yarmouth
Personal details
Born (1984-05-25) May 25, 1984 (age 31)
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Occupation politician

Zach Churchill (born May 25, 1984) is a Canadian politician from Nova Scotia. He is a current member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly having served since June 2010.

Political career[edit]

Churchill successfully ran for the nomination of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in the riding of Yarmouth in May 2010.[1] He won the by-election held on June 22, 2010 which was contested between six mostly high profile candidates. Churchill garnered just over half the popular vote, defeating a former MLA John Deveau, a former 20-year mayor of the Town of Yarmouth Charles Crosby and two minor party leaders.[2]

Churchill was re-elected in the 2013 general election.[3][4] On October 22, 2013, Churchill was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Natural Resources.[5]

On July 24, 2015, premier Stephen McNeil shuffled his cabinet, moving Churchill to Minister of Municipal Affairs and Minister of Communications Nova Scotia.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ "Zach Churchill wins Liberal nomination". The Vanguard. May 8, 2010. Retrieved 2014-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Liberals win 2 N.S. byelections". CBC News. June 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Landslide win for Zach Churchill". The Vanguard. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Former student leader wins big in Nova Scotia election". Maclean's. October 9, 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-19. 
  5. ^ "Premier Stephen McNeil welcomes 16-member cabinet". CBC News. October 22, 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Andrew Younger sworn back in to cabinet after shuffle". CBC News. July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  7. ^ "Cabinet shuffle: Whalen out as finance minister, Younger back in". The Chronicle Herald. July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-24. 
  8. ^ "Premier shuffles cabinet, Andrew Younger returns, Diana Whalen moves to justice". Metro. Halifax. July 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 

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