About Waye

Waye Mason is a community leader, entrepreneur, educator and Councillor for District 7 Halifax South Downtown.

Prior to his election, 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 and 2020 due in part to what Halifax Magazine referred to as his “relentless constituency work.” He led 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 directly say where capital funding was spent in their district.

He currently serves as a board member of the Halifax Partnership and a member of several other boards and committees. He’s a 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 BA from Dalhousie University and a Community College Education (Faculty) Diploma from NSCC.

Waye grew up in Dartmouth. As a ‘Navy brat’ 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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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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