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Announcing the Crayfish party! August 26, 2011

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crayfish dinner

The crayfish feast is a traditional Swedish festivity marking the end of the summer.

It is one of the most delicious and humorous Swedish cultural experiences you can have and now you can enjoy it right here in Toronto.

We have found the perfect location and are hoping for the perfect summer evening. Join us at the lovely, historic Sunnyside Pavilion, right on Lake Ontario. We will be in the small courtyard steps from the waterfront.

(Yes, we will be outside but have a backup plan in case of rain.)

And by the way, NO one leaves the table until all Aquavit and Crayfish has been devoured and all the Schnapps songs have been sung.

Download our plate liner to learn the snaps songs before you attend! (PDF)

Where: Sunnyside Pavilion
1755 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Toronto, ON M6S 5A3
Time: 7.30 p.m. to Morning
Cost: $ 70 plus HST
R.S.V.P. by August 19th.

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Swedish Business News

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TORONTO, June 14, 2011 /CNW/ – Swedish technology is playing a major role in helping Canadian hospitals operate more efficiently and realize significant cost savings, said Teppo Tauriainen, Sweden’s Ambassador to Canada, during a visit to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre today.

“Sweden is pleased with the contribution we’ve made to Canada’s health care system,” said Mr. Tauriainen, during a tour of Sunnybrook’s Medical Device Reprocessing Department – and its innovative system for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing medical devices.

The advanced system was developed by the Getinge Group, a leading global medical company, headquartered in Getinge, Sweden. The company (pronounced Get-in-a) has operations in the areas of surgery, intensive care, infection control, care ergonomics and wound care.

In 2008, Sunnybrook became the first hospital in North America (and the third in the world) to install a bank of state-of-the-art Getinge 88 Turbo washer/disinfectors. Since the installation, the hospital has saved more than $340,000 annually.

The savings have come from reduced consumption of water, electricity, detergent and steam, as well as increased efficiencies. The automation of the washing and disinfection system has also resulted in significant productivity gains.

“The results have been outstanding,” says Abdool Karim, Manager of Sunnybrook’s Regional Processing Centre. “They prove that innovative technology can go a long way toward reducing costs, conserving resources and improving patient care in our hospitals.”

Getinge technology is delivering significant cost savings and productivity increases at many Canadian health care institutions, including Sunnybrook, St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton and Markham Stouffville Hospital.

“We’re committed to developing and implementing health care technology that will benefit all Canadians,” said Doug Friesen, President of Canadian Operations for Getinge.

SWEDISH HEADLINE NEWS IN ENGLISH:

www.thelocal.se
www.swedishwire.com
DAILY WORLD NEWS ROUND-UP
http://www.swedishwire.com/

Get our free daily summary of top news and opinion on world politics WorldPoliticsWatch.com

Jo det finns en tidning med bara Goda Nyheter Den utkommer 4 ggr om året, i princip med årstiderna.

Swedish Companies and employees in the US

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AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT DOCTRINE IN THE US LAW

Please find attached above a link to a legal column written by Steve Suneson, ESq. Partner of Kavinoky Cook LLP and published in Affärsvärlden. The topic is the at-will employment doctrine in US law and related considerations for Swedish companies who have, or may be considering hiring, employees in the US, issues I confront when representing Swedish companies in the US.

Excerpt from the article, translated into English:

“One of the major differences between US and Swedish law is the at-will employment doctrine in the US. This area of law is often not sufficiently considered by Swedish companies when hiring employees in the US, perhaps because they are accustomed to the employee protections under Swedish law. The failure however to fully understand this doctrine may result in unnecessary expense if the Swedish company later wants to terminate a US employe”.

Please contact the SCCC or Steve Suneson for the English version of the article.

Please do not hesitate to contact me in English or in Swedish with any questions about the article or any other related US questions.

Steve Suneson, Esq.
Kavinoky Cook LLP
726 Exchange Street, Suite 800
Buffalo, NY 14210
tel: (716) 845-6000
fax: (716) 845-6474
www.kavinokycook.com

Email: ssuneson@kavinokycook.com

Welcoming People Talent, George Preger.

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Mr. Preger has 32 years senior level Executive Search experience gained from a myriad of industries including the energy, automotive and aerospace sectors. He has also acted as an advisor to the CEO’s of a number of publicly listed companies, in Canada, the US, France and in Sweden.

With headquarters in Toronto and operations in Houston and Caracas, People Talent has a specialized team focused on meeting the urgent need of companies operating in the energy and mining sectors. Utilizing our offices in Toronto, Caracas and Houston and our networks and partners in Calgary, Venezuela, Australia, India, Mexico, and Colombia, we provide innovative Talent solutions.

http://www.peopletalent.ne

Introducing Volvo Oakville

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Volvo of Oakville is an authorized Volvo Retailer serving Oakville, Burlington and the GTA for over seven years. We have a wide selection of new and pre-owned vehicles for sale. We also have Volvo accessories, Volvo parts and provide full Volvo service support. Contact sales@volvoofoakville.com, or see in-store for current offers and specials.

We also offer many specialty sales through our Fleet, European Delivery, Expat, and Diplomat Sales Programs.

Experience the unique Volvo European Delivery Program through Volvo of Oakville. Travel to Sweden to pick up your new customized Volvo and bring home an unforgettable overseas experience! On top of great MSRP savings, Volvo offers you two round-trip tickets to Gothenburg, Sweden, a 1st class hotel night and shipping to Canada free of charge! And with fifteen days international insurance, why not go for a road trip through Europe in your brand new Volvo?

European Delivery, as part of Volvo Cars International Travelers Program, is a unique way to buy your custom-built Volvo as well as a unique way to see more of Europe. The beauty of Scandinavia, French country roads, the thrills of the German autobahns, breathtaking alpine passes — it’s all yours to discover. Travel in the comfort and safety of your own Volvo. And When you’re done travelling, bring the pleasure of driving a Volvo back home. Can you think of a better way of travelling overseas and making your souvenir part of an unforgettable experience?

Volvo of Oakville also offers unique savings, conveniences and benefits available through our Diplomat Sales program. Included are special competitive prices, correct specifications for the country of your stay, customized delivery services, international warranties and more.

Volvo of Oakville, as your local Volvo representative, would be pleased to provide your Consulate and all diplomats at the Consulate with the VIP experience of using Volvo products and services.

Nelson Baptista has been working with the Diplomatic Community since 2008, and with European Delivery sales since 2009. Contact him for more information on these specialty sales programs: nelsonb@volvoofoakville.com

Volvo of Oakville is an authorized Volvo Retailer serving Oakville, Burlington and the GTA for over seven years. We have a wide selection of new and pre-owned vehicles for sale. We also have Volvo accessories, Volvo parts and provide full Volvo service support. Contact sales@volvoofoakville.com, or see in-store for current offers and specials.

We also offer many specialty sales through our Fleet, European Delivery, Expat, and Diplomat Sales Programs.

Experience the unique Volvo European Delivery Program through Volvo of Oakville. Travel to Sweden to pick up your new customized Volvo and bring home an unforgettable overseas experience! On top of great MSRP savings, Volvo offers you two round-trip tickets to Gothenburg, Sweden, a 1st class hotel night and shipping to Canada free of charge! And with fifteen days international insurance, why not go for a road trip through Europe in your brand new Volvo?

European Delivery, as part of Volvo Cars International Travelers Program, is a unique way to buy your custom-built Volvo as well as a unique way to see more of Europe. The beauty of Scandinavia, French country roads, the thrills of the German autobahns, breathtaking alpine passes — it’s all yours to discover. Travel in the comfort and safety of your own Volvo. And When you’re done travelling, bring the pleasure of driving a Volvo back home. Can you think of a better way of travelling overseas and making your souvenir part of an unforgettable experience?

Volvo of Oakville also offers unique savings, conveniences and benefits available through our Diplomat Sales program. Included are special competitive prices, correct specifications for the country of your stay, customized delivery services, international warranties and more.

Volvo of Oakville, as your local Volvo representative, would be pleased to provide your Consulate and all diplomats at the Consulate with the VIP experience of using Volvo products and services.

Nelson Baptista has been working with the Diplomatic Community since 2008, and with European Delivery sales since 2009. Contact him for more information on these specialty sales programs: nelsonb@volvoofoakville.com

www.volvoofoakville.com
www.facebook/volvo.oakville
www.facebook/volvoeuropeandelivery

Useful Links: Swedish Government offices; Media

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Publications and information material, legal documents, government bills and information material

www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/574

SWEDISH NEWS

Daily Newspapers:
Business and Stock Market News
Dagens Industri.
Dagens Nyheter
Svenska Dagbladet
Aftonbladet

Stories you won’t find elsewhere. Swedish breaking news
www.einnews.com/sweden
www.allyoucanread.com/news/sweden

Better business in Sweden. Stockholm based business, Tax and management consultancy. Digital replicas of newspspapers from Sweden published online. www.PressDisplay.com

Business news from Stockholm
www.bas.stockholm.se

Swedish headline News
www.thelocal.se

Find your local Newspaper in Sweden
www.svenska-sidor.net/media/landsortspress.html

EUROPE’S WORLD – THE ONLY EUROPE-WIDE POLICY JOURNAL

CANADIAN NEWS

National Newspapers:

Provincial Newspapers

Direct links to Newspapers and Magazines in Canada:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. TV News CBC

Canadian Business

Internet business news site
www.globeinvestor.com

You’re invited to a Midsummer Party! June 24, 2011

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Eva Gabrielsson

Eva Gabrielsson

(see promo for more info)

This is your opportunity to welcome Eva Gabrielsson (the woman behind Stieg Larsson) to Canada.

  • Buy a book from Ben McNally Books at a special event price $25.
  • Listen to Eva speak about her life with Stieg Larsson.
  • Take the opportunity to ask her whether there will be a 4th book in the Millennium Series.
  • Get your book signed by Eva.

6:30 Doors Open
7:00 Eva Gabrielsson in conversation with Anne Collins, publisher of Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group.
8:00 Drink wine and Eat traditional Swedish appetizers including Kalles Kaviar.

The Consulate of Sweden and Random House of Canada
are pleased to invite you to an
Evening with Eva Gabrielsson.
at the Toronto French School,
306 Lawrence Ave. East, Toronto

Facebook at work – Be Careful!

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Imagine you are a human resources manager, and every week you surf on Facebook after work, glass of wine in hand, happily exploring the various profiles of your contacts, both personal and professional. One evening, you notice that one of your colleagues has joined a Facebook group with the same name as the company you work for. Intrigued, you decide to have a look and, perhaps, to join the group.

To download the legal bulletin please click here

Langlois Kronström Desjardins is one of the largest law firms in Quebec, with over 120 professionals working in its three offices in Montréal, Québec City, and Lévis. With a total of more than 235 individuals making up our team, we are able to offer our clientele a complete range of legal services renowned for their exceptional quality in Business Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Labour and Administrative Law, Maritime and Admiralty Law, and Public and Private Real Estate Law.

The excellence of our services and our human-scale values set us apart, both with our clientele and our staff. We consider team culture to be essential because it enables us to listen in order to better understand and act. This allows us to take advantage of the synergies between our various fields of practice and to offer business solutions that are truly customized to our clientele’s needs and requirements.

Langlois Kronström Desjardins is one of the largest law firms in Quebec at the service of public and private institutions and organizations, and individual or commercial businesses incorporated in Quebec, elsewhere in Canada, and abroad.

The firm’s services fall under five main areas of practice: Business Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Labour and Administrative Law, Maritime and Admiralty Law as well as Public and Private Real Estate Law.

The law firm has offices in: Lévis, QC, Montréal, QC and Québec City, QC (See the online membership directory for detailed information)
www.lkd.ca

Gök Otta Tournament – June 2, 2011, Pipers Heath Golf Club

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Piper's Heath Golf Club in the early morning

Piper's Heath Golf Club in the early morning

“Gök Otta – Early Cuckoo Morning” or Ascension Day dates back to the year 68 and is a celebration of the arrival of Spring and looking for nature to predict the future, especially in the call of the Cuckoo bird.

The day is often celebrated by getting up early in the morning – around 3 or 4 a.m. meet with friends in a forest glen to hear the birds sing and eat a picnic breakfast….sounds like the perfect opportunity to merge a dash of ancient Swedish culture with a relaxing morning on the Golf Course!

Read about the event in our PDF flyer here

2011 SCCC Chairman’s Ball

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