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Opportunity Lives Here

Reduced sentence for Filipino-born Canadian permanent resident

MARCH 2016 – At a Supreme Court hearing in British Columbia, a Filipino-born permanent resident charged with drug trafficking received a lower sentence in order to prevent his deportation. 29 year-old Mark Abude pleaded guilty to charges of dealing cocaine to an undercover police officer in North Vancouver on eight occasions over a period of several months in 2012. He immigrated to Canada from the

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