|Senator from Newfoundland & Labrador|
March 6, 1998 – October 6, 2009
|Prime Minister||Jean Chrétien
|Preceded by||Gerald Ottenheimer|
|Succeeded by||Elizabeth Marshall|
October 6, 1934 |
English Harbour West, Newfoundland and Labrador
|Children||Diane & Jean|
In her working life, Cook was, variously, a businesswoman who served as vice-president of her family's automobile dealership, Cook and Jones Motors, an executive with CJON radio and television, and an executive with Robert Simpson Eastern Ltd.
Cook has also been heavily involved with charitable efforts, chairing fundraising campaigns for Newfoundland's branch of the Canadian Cancer Society. Cook also served on the board of directors for Newfoundland and Labrador's Pottle Center for mental health.
After twice running unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate in the 1993 and 1996 Newfoundland and Labrador general elections, Cook was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Governor General Roméo LeBlanc on March 6, 1998, on the advice of Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.
|Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1996|
|New Democrat||Jack Harris||2,800|
|Progressive Conservative||Cy Mills||902|
|St. John's East - Newfoundland and Labrador general election, 1993|
|New Democrat||Jack Harris||2,336|
|Progressive Conservative||Sean Fitzgerald||1,285|