On the other counts, he suspended the passing of sentence,
imposed periods of probation on the same terms as for the conviction of assault causing bodily harm and directed that the sentences be served concurrently.
The immigration proceedings
 On May 3, 2017, the Immigration Division of the Immi-
gration and Refugee Board of Canada issued a removal order for
the appellant as a result of his convictions and sentence for
assault causing bodily harm.
 On September 18, 2017, the Immigration Appeal Division
dismissed the appellant’s appeal from the removal order for lack
of jurisdiction. The appellant had no right of appeal because he
was found to be inadmissible on grounds of serious criminality
(the conviction of assault causing bodily harm), which had been
punished by imprisonment of at least six months (four months
plus credit of 247 days for the pre-disposition custody).
The appellate proceedings
 Judges of this court extended the time within which the
appellant could appeal the convictions entered and sentence
imposed on March 24, 2016.
The Grounds of Appeal
 The appellant seeks to withdraw his guilty plea and have
a new trial, or wants his sentence reduced so that he can appeal
his removal order. He identifies two errors in the proceedings that
he says resulted in his conviction and sentence:
( i) his plea of guilty was uninformed because he was not aware
of the collateral immigration consequences of the joint
submission on sentence; and
( ii) his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance in his repre-
 The grounds are discrete, yet related. The sparse trial
record has been supplemented by materials furnished in accordance with our protocol for claims of ineffective assistance of
counsel. I would admit this material as fresh evidence because
I consider it to be in the interests of justice to do so.
Ground #1: The Uninformed Plea of Guilty
 An examination of the plea proceedings, as well as the
information provided in connection with the claim of ineffective