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PROCEDURE - Pleas - Change of plea - Voluntariness

Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 3:00 PM  

Appeal by Wong from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal affirming his conviction for trafficking in cocaine. Wong was a Chinese citizen and a permanent resident of Canada. As he pleaded guilty to a count of trafficking cocaine, he was not aware that his conviction and sentence could result in the loss of his permanent resident status and a removal order from Canada without any right of appeal. When informed of the consequences of his plea, Wong sought to withdraw it. Wong deposed...