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A former Maclean Hunter writer/editor/publisher in Canada (13 years) Micheal J. O'Brien (not to be confused with the evangelical singer) , with a group of his journalist peers, bought the Aerospace and Defence publishing group of Maclean Hunter (MH) & continued to publish for another 15 years.

For another 14 years MPRM Group owned and published some of MH's science, technology and business periodical properties after Maclean Hunter met its demise in 1993 when a predatory takeover by Rogers ended the 100+ year-old publishing giant.

 

Micheal is an avid member and financial contributor to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) to support the integrity of journalism in every corner of the globe.

Even though he graduated into a CEO quality function in medicine, Micheal continued to write. In all he covered over 10 wars and visited most of the 7 continents.

In 1998 Micheal entered a health care practice with Dr. John Johnson (since deceased) in Barrie Ontario. He continued to write through that time and started two other companies including an aviation firm (Specialty Air Services Inc [Class 7 Charter]) and a Private law enforcement agency which employed more and more of the publishing company's investigative reporters as print media subsided into the past, taken over by the internet. At the same time the precursor group to The RINJ Foundation was investigating rape crime which required it to have licensed investigators under Ontario law.

Following the start of the 2nd Gulf War, Micheal's era as a war correspondent ended abruptly in July 2004. He fully entered the medical field and in fall 2004 began another sojourn into academia for his Master's degree in Medical Science (Psychology) in the United States.

Inspired by what he learned wearing scrubs and nursing his second child Shane for much of the first two years of the youngster's life at Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, Micheal helped the Canadian Warplane Heritage organize annual flypasts up University Avenue past the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He went on to work as an operations director and chief administrator of several private hospitals and surgery clinics. Micheal wrote numerous medical proposals for the government of Canada Department of Health and the Ontario regulatory sector. He helped found numerous clinics and Hospitals around the world and left the Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Clinic as its Full-Time Director of Operations in 2015 to complete his Doctoral degree in Public Health.

Micheal is a licensed Commercial Fixed & Rotary Wing Pilot since late teens early twenties and maintains a current license for both. Micheal has published eight books about the Canadian aerospace and defence industries. He is an avid Advanced Amateur Radio Operator (HAM, VE3OLG) and an honours graduate of numerous sciences courses in Canada and the USA.

Micheal served on the Board of the Canadian Young Astronauts program. He served as the President of the Toronto Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) for eight years and is currently a life member of AFCEA in the United States. He has extensive experience in the medical health field and has opened numerous successful clinics, pioneered and achieved certifications for multiple new medical facilities and medical technologies.

Profile
Writing Background

‣ Maclean Hunter
>News, columns, features for:
>Aerospace & Defence Technology,
>Aerospace Canada,
>Canadian Aviation,
>Maclean's Magazine,
>TIME Magazine,
>Radio and TV projects.
>Various newspapers and periodicals, special and general interest.

Lectures and Public Speaking:

‣ Financial Post Conferences: 8-years, moderator, speaker, panelist
>Maclean Hunter Management Training Seminars: Lecturer
>York University: Guest Lecturer
>University of Toronto: Guest Lecturer
>Various Ontario Secondary and Public schools: Guest Lecturer
>Aerospace Industries Association of Canada: Plenary Speaker at AGM's
>AF Communications and Electronics Association: Guest Speaker
>Canada/Israel Council Board of Directors Guest Speaker annual meetings
>Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, Guest Speaker
>Canadian House Of Commons as Member of Parliament 1988

"Media analyst"

‣ Television and radio appearances for: CTV's "Canada AM", CBC's "The Journal", CKO Newsmagazine, CBC Radio's "As It Happens", Standard Broadcast News, News Radio, and numerous Montreal, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto radio and TV stations.

Various awards

‣ citations, decorations and commendations received including citations from local Mayor, Prime Minister, business-related organizations and sports organizations.

Special Interests:

Long distance runner. -- a member of the Canadian Amateur Athletic Union, Micheal has participated in Ontario provincial, Canadian national and international cross country and long distance road races at various events around the world. His longest race was eight miles when he was 14.

High School Newspaper Writer, Editor

Youth years and Scouting. As a child Micheal was involved in Canadian Scouting and Rangers from the age of 6 to 17. (2nd Richmond Hill Troop, Ontario) He left scouting as a Queen's Scout at the age of 17 to pursue his education. He was tutored by Scout Master Bill Smith (VE3 FDX) in electronics and Amateur Radio Operations and earned his Saint Johns Ambulance Class C (CPR) Rescuer certification, serving as an EMS rescuer at a very early age.

Aviation (Commercial Helicopter and Fixed-Wing Aircraft Pilot YZD/YZC 155425 since late teens)

Community Services (Children's sports, Civic Improvement, Canada Day Committee, Cancer Society etc. as a young adult.)

Motorcyclist and Racer -- Off road motorcycle racer in Alberta. In Ontario a rider and contributor to the 1993 MOTC revision of the Motorcyclist training and test syllabus. Many years a volunteer for the Ontario "Ride for Sight" founded in 1979 for a Maclean Hunter Colleague, Jim Bentley whose wife suffered Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) .

Licensed Advanced Amateur Radio Operator VE3 OLG

Musician (guitar, vocalist)

Licensed as a Private Law Enforcement Investigator since 1990.
Past Toronto >President AFCEA -- Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Member, Various trade and professional organizations.

Online Biographies:


LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rinjceo
TWR
thewednesdayreport.com
UI
unlimitedinvestigations.com

Feminine Perspective Magazine Professional editorial standards Editors Association of Canada


Professional Editorial Standards

 

 

Some of Micheal's recent articles



Feminine-Perspective Magazine Women's view of news and events.
  1. Story of Riya (11): Hug your daughter and say I LOVE YOU
    Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:41:56

    “The hearts of a million women around the world will ache today as a family in Peel Region of Ontario figuratively had their hearts ripped out,” said Katie Alsop of The RINJ Foundation, a global civil society women’s rights group. “Many tears … Read

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  2. Sochi Trilateral talks agree on neutralising terrorists in Syria.
    Published: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:44:03

    Russia has taken a leading role in solving the multitude of conflicts in Syria and pointing the country to a peaceable calm wherein Syrian refugees will be confident that coming home will yield safety and a reasonable opportunity to resume … Read

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  3. WeAreMaria: Duterte Govt jails Journo Maria Ressa
    Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:37:35

    Toronto, Canada – 13 January, 2019 — CNN and Rappler are both reporting that the Philippines government of Rodrigo Duterte arrested a Time Magazine Person of the Year who is also a highly cited journalist and the Publisher of Rappler. by Melissa … Read

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  4. USA Lawmakers stop American slaughter of Yemenis
    Published: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 23:59:30

    13 February, 2019  US Congress passes Joint Resolution Ordering the President to Remove Soldiers from Yemen (House Joint Resolution 37 ) Sponsor: Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] (Introduced 01/30/2019) Committees: House – Foreign Affairs Committee Reports: H. Rept. 116-7 “This joint resolution … Read

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  5. China as enemy of the West is self-fulfilled prophecy
    Published: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 16:12:42

    Some of the op-ed pieces coming from Canadian general media like the National Post are right out of Jurassic Park. If they are correct and their views become public policy, Canada must abandon its 5G infrastructure goals and drag out the … Read

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  6. Five-Year Formula for Fixing Venezuela [In-Depth]
    Published: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:14:21

    The Crash Course on a True Despot Take it from humanitarian workers who eat granola bars, are typically vegan, and would never harm a bug except in self-defence, Nicolás Maduro is a pure scumbag. Feature Article by Micheal John Source: Marco … Read

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  7. ISIS Women an enemy of Humanity. Repatriate and prosecute.
    Published: Sun, 10 Feb 2019 03:33:02

    ISIS is an enemy of all Women; ISIS Women an enemy of Humanity. Women around the world were warned from Mosul, Iraq and from Aleppo, Syria emphatically not to travel and join the ISIS Caliphate. Women who ignored the warning … Read

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  8. All love is beautiful: $30 Million+ boost from Min. Bibeau, Canada
    Published: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 04:54:14

    I was waiting for my next chance to remind the world that “all love is beautiful“.  The Canadian Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau, just gave me that opportunity. (Can we change her title to “Hero of Human Development”?) News and … Read

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  9. My Feelings: A Poetry Contest for All
    Published: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 01:08:57

    FPMag “My Feelings” Poetry Contest This poetry contest teaches a healthy coping technique for many of life’s traumas. It’s a coping method for even the very serious problems like PTRS and PTSD. By the way, if you are writing a … Read

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  10. Russia and China. View Earth From a Feminine Perspective.
    Published: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:04:56

    Russia and China must play bigger roles on the international stage thinks a civil society women’s group. The door is open, they say, to leaders who act transparently with correctness, morality, and sincerity. These attributes, by coincidence, are those of … Read

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Other fundamental women's issues suggested for your reading.


‣ Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)


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