About

Waye Mason is a resident of District 7, having lived in Halifax South Downtown for over 25 years. He is an activist, entrepreneur, educator and municipal councillor. First elected to Halifax Regional Council in 2012 and re-elected in 2016 he is known for his “social media savvy and relentless constituency work.” (Halifax Magazine)

As councillor, he currently serves as Chair of Halifax’s Community Planning and Economic Development standing committee and is a Commissioner on the Halifax Board of Police Commissioners.  Waye is also a member of the Transportation standing committee, as well as the Community Design, Accessibility, Active Transportation, District 7&8 Planning, and Point Pleasant Park advisory committees.

He has been voted Best Councillor by readers of the Coast in the Best of Halifax Poll in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and received a B+ in that magazine’s most recent Council report card.  

Waye has grown businesses, led member organizations and grown the arts and culture sector in Nova Scotia for over two decades. His career in the music industry spanned artist development to live event production, and he has become a well-known business and strategic consultant both inside and outside the cultural sector.

He founded and was Executive Director of the Halifax Pop Explosion Association from 2001 to 2010, and was an instructor in Music Business at the Nova Scotia Community College from 2007 to 2012. He has been involved with several community organizations, including the Gottingen Street Merchants Association, Khyber Arts Society, Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia, and as long-serving member and past-President of Music Nova Scotia.

Waye holds a Master of Business Administration at Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University, and a Community College Education Diploma from NSCC.

Born and raised in Dartmouth, Waye lives in Halifax with his wife and two children.

ABOUT THE SITE: Wayemason.ca / Halifax Politics dot ca has been a home for political discussion, investigations and resources that shine a light on the political scene in Halifax Regional Municipality.  The site was started as the personal blog and online journal of Waye Mason in 2005.  In short order it evolved into a political blog and website, and I turned it into my district website in 2012, and shortly thereafter accidentally forgot to re-register the halifaxpolitics.ca URL.  I kept the historic stuff here so it would all be in one place.

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