Zach Churchill is the new leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party.
The Nova Scotia Liberal Party has elected Zach Churchill as the new leader to replace the former premier. provincial minister.
Zach Churchill won the leadership with 65% of the vote against his rival Angela Simmonds.
He entered the Legislative Assembly in a 2010 by-election and served as Minister of Education and Health.< /p>
The new Yarmouth constituency leader thanked his community for supporting him over the past 12 years and told party members that Ms Simmonds had shown courage in running for party leader after having was first elected last August.
Angela Simmonds received a standing ovation as Zach Churchill claimed she would be key to the party's future, calling the lawyer and small business owner a wonderful person.
< p class="e-p">The Liberals were defeated in the provincial election last summer and Leader Iain Rankina resigned in January.
Liberals, we will rise again, a said Zach Churchill.
In a statement, he denounced that the current government is breaking its promise to remedy the problems in health care and that there is no had no plan to deal with the labor and housing shortages in the province.
As a party, we can do better, he said. he mentioned. As a province, we must do more to uplift our people. I am ready to take on this challenge, for all Nova Scotians.
The party says it has over 3,400 registered members who are eligible to vote, which which represents less than 50% of the number of members who were able to vote in the February 2021 Liberal leadership race won by Iain Rankin.