Waye Mason is an activist, entrepreneur, educator and Halifax Regional Councillor. Prior to his most as Councillor, Waye has grown businesses, led member organizations and developed 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. He has also acted as a business and strategic consultant both inside and outside the cultural sector.
As a municipal councillor, Waye has championed bringing transparency and accountability to Halifax Regional Council. Waye first got elected to council in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016 due in part to what Halifax Magazine referred to as his “relentless constituency work.” He lead the implementation of campaign finance reform, landlord licencing and upgrading recreation facilities for all residents of Halifax. He instituted a participatory budgeting process so his constituents could have a direct say on where capital funding was spent in their district.
He currently serves as a board member of the Halifax Partnership as well as being a member of several other boards and committees. He’s the Past President of the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities and has been involved with several community organizations, including the Gottingen Street Merchants Association, Khyber Arts Society, Right to Know Coalition of Nova Scotia and past-President of Music Nova Scotia. He has an MBA from Saint Mary’s University, a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University and a Community College Education Diploma from NSCC.
Waye grew up in Dartmouth. As a ‘Navy kid’ he spent time living across Canada and around the world but always came back to Nova Scotia. Waye and his wife love spending time exploring the region and its diverse communities. They raised their kids here and have called peninsular Halifax their home for 25 years.
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ABOUT THE SITE
Wayemason.ca / Halifaxpolitics.ca has been a home for political discussion, investigations and resources that shine a light on the political scene in Halifax Regional Municipality since 2005. I started the site as the personal blog and online journal but in short order it evolved into a political blog and website by 2007. I turned it into my political office holder type website in 2012. Halifaxpolitics.ca still forwards here. I kept the historic stuff here so it would all be in one place.
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