Judgments & Decisions



B.C. Provincial Court judgments are located on CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute), a national legal information databank.


Provincial Court judges often give oral (spoken) reasons at the end of a trial. If a written record of spoken reasons is required, a transcript of what the judge said can be obtained. A few of the decisions in CanLII are transcripts of spoken judgments. In cases where judges need more time to consider or explain a decision clearly, they will "reserve" judgment and draft written reasons. Most of the judgments published in law reports and on CanLII are written judgments.

To obtain a transcript of a spoken decision see the B.C. Ministry of Justice, Court Services website - Obtaining transcripts of Provincial Court proceedings


Recent Provincial Court Judgments

2017-03-16 - R. v. C.A.H.
Key Words: tweet — sentence — child pornography — sexual — probation
2017-03-16 - R. v. Mak et al.
Key Words: trees in the backyard — notes of communications — build a three car garage — cut — able to make full answer
2017-03-15 - R. v. Offman
Key Words: conditional sentence — offender — large-scale frauds — incarceration — denunciation
2017-03-14 - R. v. J.P.
Key Words: sexual intercourse — sex — beyond a reasonable doubt — sexual assault — nod
2017-03-13 - R. v. Rahmani
Key Words: presumptive ceiling — pre-charge delay — defence — unrepresented — procedural
2017-03-09 - R. v. Sorbara
Key Words: conditional sentence — probation — threat — must — supervisor
2017-03-07 - R. v. Vaz
Key Words: blood alcohol concentration — presumption of identity — breath demand — demand as soon as practicable — samples
2017-03-06 - T.R.B. v. J.B-M.
Key Words: parenting time — payor parent — income-earning capacity — child support obligation — retroactive
2017-03-03 - R. v. Truong
Key Words: conditional sentence — laser — breach of trust — billed — curfew
Key Words: demising wall — drywall — touch-up work — project — extras
2017-03-02 - R. v. Milligan
Key Words: offender — restitution — cheques — deterrence — guilty plea
2017-03-01 - R. v. Russell
Key Words: vehicle — inventory search — tow — bag — police
2017-02-28 - R. v. Cleveland
Key Words: vegetative marihuana — smell — arrest — vehicle — driver
2017-02-27 - R. v. VANCE
Key Words: sentence — offender — speed — impaired driving causing death — alcohol
2017-02-24 - R. v. Vena
Key Words: sentence — dial-a-dope — trafficking — grams — cocaine
2017-02-23 - R. v. M.M.O.
Key Words: alcohol — youth court worker — victim — brother — will
2017-02-22 - S.D.G. v. D.K.N.
Key Words: parenting time — doula — visits — days — child
2017-02-21 - R. v. Jimmy
Key Words: beyond a reasonable doubt — evidence — coffee cup contents — liquid — mug
2017-02-21 - R. v. C.J.S.
Key Words: motorcycle — solid double line — collision — imminent peril — point of perception
2017-02-20 - R. v. J.S.W.
Key Words: pellet gun — broken glass — surplusage — weapon — assault