About Waye

Waye Mason is a community leader, entrepreneur and 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)

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, 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 a long-serving member and past-President of Music Nova Scotia.

As Councillor, he currently serves as a board member of the Halifax Partnership, Chair of the Transportation Standing Committee, and as Regional Council’s Indigenous Community Liason, as well as other advisory committees of Council.

Waye also serves on the national Green Municipal Fund Council, which oversees a $1.625 billion investment fund that helps local governments switch to sustainable practices faster.

Waye holds a Master of Business Administration from the Sobey School of Business 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.

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Founded in 2005, Halifaxpolitics.ca has been a home for political discussion, investigations and resources that shine a light on the political scene in Halifax Regional Municipality.  Accept no substitutes! It also hosts a copy of my very first personal website from 1998, preserved for LOLs. I started the site as a personal blog and online journal and by 2007 it evolved into a political blog site. The site became wayemason.ca when I got elected to Halifax Council in 2012. Halifaxpolitics.ca still forwards here and I kept the historic posts here so it would all be in one place.


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