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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

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Some of Micheal's recent articles



  1. Duterte Disconnects from Philippines as Nation gets Cranky at China the Skunk.
    Published: Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:34:32

    For the Philippines to be invaded by another country, it’s just another day. That was true until China came in with the new President Rodrigo Duterte. Illegal Chinese workers who grab up scarce jobs forcing Filipino women to go to … Read

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  2. BREAKING: If USA, Britain keep Diego Garcia China Gets South China Sea, Duterte gets zip.
    Published: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 14:57:22

    The Philippines is a victimized innocent in one of Trump’s wars. But not just the delightfully innocent Filipinos, all Asians are in grave danger as war looms ominously in the heads of some hawkish old men in the White House. … Read

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  3. UK refusal to Reliquish Chagos Islands
    Published: Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:54:43

    Indeed, the return of the Chagos Islands was expressly agreed in the Lancaster House agreement of September 23, 1965. Now it is a Court decision.   A nation’s military and geo-strategic interests cannot, under international law, prevail over the sovereign … Read

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  4. Prepare for China-USA No-Deal
    Published: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:53:37

    The United States and China may not reach a trade deal says a Chinese Professor who has been watching closely. Beijing feels that since February, the United States has arrogantly insisted that it play a role in changing Chinese laws. … Read

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  5. Free Julian Assange
    Published: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:54:03

    FPMag presumes and believes society needs journalists to report the truthful facts about what is happening around the world from all perspectives. Society needs Julian Assange and others like him. That message could and maybe should be loud and clear … Read

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  6. Mianzi
    Published: Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:30:19

    CNN is reporting that, “US President Donald Trump has threatened to slap tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese exports to the United States if China’s leader Xi Jinping doesn’t meet him at the G20 in Japan.” Trump’s latest spectacle, … Read

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  7. Are you OK with this? Feminist Survey: Beauty Pageants.
    Published: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:52:27

    Men like Donald Trump own and run beauty pageants to make money. “He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower?” “Will you walk into my parlor said the spider to the fly? ‘Tis the prettiest little … Read

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  8. USA War with China will kill Asians. Asia confronts threat of violence against East.
    Published: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 23:25:58

    “I will ban you and send warships to your country”  is not a competition, that is threatening people and that is not the approach to use.” ” Trade war is stupid, as it does not serve any purpose and disturbs … Read

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  9. Trudeau is playing deadly abortion card. He is cavalier about killing women and babies.
    Published: Sun, 09 Jun 2019 12:09:50

    Exercise control over your body and Don’t become Pregnant. In 2019 the world does not need more children. Each woman should have no more than 2.1 children to maintain the current population. Mom-to-be must be stable, healthy and be able … Read

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  10. Free Julian Assange. Don’t let Britain and America control journos. It’s bad for everyone.
    Published: Sat, 08 Jun 2019 00:57:09

    Britain and America appear to be starting wars and committing war crimes. Activities in Yemen and Saudi Arabia reveal this fact. The leadership of the two countries don’t want anyone telling that their warfare is a form of surrogate violence … Read

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‣ "She had wit, she had grace, she had beauty; but above all, she had truth." Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) speaking of Anna Karenina.


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