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Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by Chu from conviction for conspiring with others to traffic in cocaine, and trafficking in cocaine. In the two days immediately preceding the trial, Crown counsel disclosed the existence of approximately 1,900 documents. Crown counsel had just discovered that a Proceeds of Crime Unit was conducting an investigation into the activities of Chu and his associates. Crown counsel immediately provided some of the documents to defence counsel. The trial judge granted an adjournment for two days after receiving the testimony of two out-of-town witnesses. After...