Response to Premier McNeil’s statement on Cornwallis Park

I welcome Premier McNeil’s as well as Allan MacMaster’s input into the ongoing discussion around Cornwallis Park’s name and statue. I agree that the name and treatment of this statue is problematic, and I have been working to address this for some time. Since May 2014 I have been engaged in this dialogue, asking the question “What do we do as a society with commemorative landscapes that are unrepresentative of present values?” This discussion has included residents of my district read more

Neighbourhood Traffic Calming Measures – Public Input Opportunity

Residents of Peninsular Halifax, Districts 7 & 8, are invited to submit comments, questions, concerns, or observations about Neighbourhood Short Cutting. Staff are preparing a traffic calming policy report for residential neighbourhoods for council, and your feedback is welcome. Please submit comments via email to: for residents of District 8 – Peninsula North – Councillor Jennifer Watts for residents of District 7 – Peninsula South – Downtown – Councillor Waye Mason Submission deadline is Noon – Thursday, December read more

Update #35 – St Pats High Open House, Budget Presentations, more

NEWS Happy Holidays!  Things are still very busy at City Hall, combining the budget process underway, holiday events ramping up, and all the other projects that are starting to come in for a landing, like the Sportsplex renovation and the new Dartmouth four-pad, or the third new ferry. This last week there were two things that ate up a lot of my time – the street closures around the Nova Centre and the Heritage Act. Long street closures are hard read more

Bill 118 Heritage Property Act – presentation to Law Amendments

Honorable Members, It is a great pleasure to be here in our historic legislature to discuss the proposed amendments under bill 118. I am Waye Mason, here today speaking in my capacity as a Councillor for District 7, Halifax South Downtown, the home of Halifax’s only proclaimed heritage conservation district, and the hopefully site of three or four more. Heritage policy is important to Halifax, and a key component of our Regional Plan. We have woven our heritage preservation efforts, read more

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