Service to our Communities, Party, and Province
Zach has dedicated his career to public service. He has been a longstanding member of the Liberal Party and has held some of the most consequential portfolios during his eight years in government. He has served as Minister of Health and Wellness, Education, Municipal Affairs and Emergency Management, Communications, and Natural Resources.
As Minister of Education, Zach introduced Nova Scotia’s historic pre-primary program that transformed the landscape for hardworking families, and hired hundreds of additional teachers, inclusive education specialists and non-teachingnon-teaching stafff for students in our classrooms. Zach was Minister of Health during the Delta wave of COVID-19, and oversaw the implementation of Nova Scotia’s successful vaccine program. Zach also expanded access to primary care through the first pilot of VirtualCareNS, oversaw the establishment of the Office of Mental Health and Addictions and expanded cancer care options for patients in Nova Scotia.