The brazenly opportunistic "Wayne
Cook" power and (or) cash grab has now further escalated with valued contacts
across the country receiving a link to a new website bragging about
an organization, a national "March On Ottawa" campaign and a
new Yahoo group while failing to mention that none of them existed a
mere days ago.
Included within this message:
Wayne Cook [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2004
To: James Whetstone
Cc: Career Navigators Inc.;
email@example.com; Fathers' Resources; David Harris; Dr. Tory Hoff; Ferrel
Christensen; Andrew Seebach; Jean-Claude Gouin; firstname.lastname@example.org; Jim
Loxton; Joanne Byfield; Joe Buttigieg; Luke Johnson; Jean Gribben; Barry
Lillie; Linda Cappucci; MDDuffy@aol.com; Mike Del Grande; MESA; Michael T.
Minakakis; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; nmarras; norbetel; email@example.com;
Pat Andrus; firstname.lastname@example.org; Pierre Yuen; Paul McCrossan;
President Fathers Are Capable Too; Tremblay; Robert Greene; Saulius Subacius;
Fighting 4 Justice; sks; Troy Lanigan; Walter Schneider
have a new homepage (still needs some work) .
Meanwhile, Cook has refused to confirm
or comment upon - beyond calling them "slander" - allegations that
he is the same person whose checkered political past includes not long ago
running as both an "independent" and fringe Party candidate in
provincial and federal elections and reportedly an earlier unsuccessful
attempt to seek a Reform Party nomination once he failed to obtain a
similar Liberal endorsement!
(note his 1999 provincial opponents included the very pro
family justice Jim Brown)
As such a track record is most
certainly indicative of a person with - to say the least - shifting personal
principles, it's not surprising that Cook is already attempting to advance his
latest campaign by resorting to back-stabbing personal attacks on long-time
proven activists within supposedly private e-mails to other family justice
advocates. (documentation available)
Nor is it surprising that he has also
made public claims to have privately contacted and made reassuring commitments
to the moderator of an established family justice forum when evidently this never
Further, he has openly engaged in
seemingly mentally unstable behavior such as copying a message which
roundly denounced - but tellingly didn't deny - allegations with regard
to his, now presumed, questionable political past to Parliamentary
Official Opposition Leader Stephen Harper!
More ominously, Cook has publicly
alluded to having mysterious funding available for groups and individuals who
join his purported "coalition" and appears - based upon his announced
personal promotional itinerary - to also have quite an extensive budget
for these activities as well.
Plus, he has somehow obtained and is
presumptuously soliciting an extensive list of - unlike himself - well known
activists of long standing along with valued allies of the family justice
cause who have been painstakingly cultivated over many years of
Additionally, we hardly need
already scarce resources and energies arbitrarily being siphoned-off for a
campaign of unknown motivation led by someone who plainly speaks for no
one but himself - and possibly whomever is funding him - and has amply
demonstrated that he has no belief in or respect for our central
tenets of absolute public and private accountability.
Until such time as he stops dodging
reasonable questions and wrongly attempting to portray himself as -
what is quite obviously only a wholly self-proclaimed - leader
and spokesman for our cause, Wayne Cook and his alleged organizing
campaign should rightly be actively shunned and publicly disavowed by all
responsible family justice advocates.
Fraternally and with appropriate
G. M. MacLean, Mississauga
(With no like pretensions to any
leading role with our cause, I couldn't care less what - if any -
counter allegations are made and caution that any contemplated litigation
would assuredly place the filer at the end of an already very long
line comprising most of the family injustice industry.)
It rather fits right in with the unduly high self-opinion seemingly required
to repeatedly stand as an electoral candidate in the face of crushing defeats.
Plus, given past "flexible" political allegiances
indicating that he obviously didn't run based upon principled convictions
coupled with his now stated desire to unite the family justice
cause with ones totally opposing it*, this pretty much leaves an
overblown ego as his prime motivation.
*Reality check: the "family" Courts and their related gender bias
are the prime cause of "child poverty" and the outfits
decrying same merely want an even richer deal for "poor single
moms". The "health" groups want to further politicize our
already over-burdened healthcare system by adding still more items from the
sexist radical feminist wish list. And any "education" groups I
know of are primarily concerned with institutionalizing more of the radical
gay and feminist agendas within school curriculums and demanding high paying
jobs for their fellow travelers to carry out this anti-family indoctrination
of our children.
Accordingly, Wayne's campaign is beyond laughable and perhaps truly
dangerous in it's - intentional or not - blatant opportunism and
political stupidity/naivety and rightly should be barred from
all family justice forums. Further, add in the claimed availability of funding
for groups joining his "coalition" alluded to in one of his D_I_A
posts and the personal travel, organizing, etc. budget he seems to have at his
disposal and it all makes one wonder who or what might be the
actual hidden source of his financial backing? - G.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 23, 2004 10:27 PM
Subject: Wayne, "Rainbow Coalition" huh?
Coalition” huh, …..and Sam is burned out, years to recover, huh?
Maybe this is not going so well. What do you think is going on, Gordon?
Original Message -----
Monday, August 23, 2004 4:48 PM
I'll get back to you! Can anyone else help out!
Original Message -----
Monday, August 23, 2004 3:44 PM
thought on costing. Do you have any contacts who organized buses for
campaigning, rallies etc? They might have some idea of the costs, PR req
Original Message -----
Friday, August 20, 2004 6:12 PM
I am worried about Sam. There are a few fathers like him. The pain is too
fresh, and it will take years for him to recover, some never do.
need to build a "Rainbow coaltion" by addiing child poverty
groups, groups with education and health, as an issue. Grandparents, adoptees
etc. all have concerns.
One 10 months to organize the event June 4, 2005.
Two June 4, 2005 Event Day
Three Post June 4, 2005, Get Political (sell memberships, get our supporters
to vote at nomination meetings, or even run some candidates, under any major
a great way to meet a few thousand people, over the next year.
you, gotta go!
Original Message -----
Friday, August 20, 2004 3:37 PM
Meeting with Larry Dunk went well. Some concern over lack of previous
recruiting experience. I did not think to mention recruiting for fundraisers
or political campaigning.
step is for Larry to arrange for me to meet with a Branch manager (or he gives
me a name and phone number and I phone him/her) to see what a
typical day is all about.
Fathers Group meeting was very interesting. I imagine most fathers in the
thick of things are as angry as Sam.
pricing are we thinking about for the proposed budget. EG. Price of bus,
driver, insurance gas...; cost to mail x letters; cost of media...
a non-prof 'assoc.'; membership fees;... seems to me the way to go...you can
then get liability ins for org.
to Big brothers/Big sisters type org
Comment, Wayne Cook attends a small
meeting and the only person with any credibility at that meeting was Sam Cino.
Wayne Cook wishes to suddenly appear
on the father's rights scene and become the "leader" while defaming
the only person at that meeting who had any credibility or track record.
For the record the Ottawa Men's Centre
has known Sam Cino for many years and to allude that he has an anger problem is
nothing short of an attempt to damage Sam's credibility for his own selfish
reasons that don't seem to be genuinely related to the cause of bring about
change or providing advocacy for fathers.
Wayne Cook has been booted from
several internet forums and no doubt will resurface on others in the near
The march on Ottawa does little for
fathers suffering the war on fathers by corrupt Judges.