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

2017-05-23 - D.R.S. v. C.P.
Key Words: name — declaration of parentage — jurisdiction — guardianship — child
2017-05-18 - R. v. Keefer
Key Words: cow — video clips — animals — cows — cattle
2017-05-16 - R. v. Hammer
Key Words: certificate — reasonable notice — analyst — disclosure — intention to produce
Key Words: unacceptable departure from the reasonable — stay of proceedings — private informant — functus — costs
2017-05-10 - R. v. Heltman
Key Words: alibi — hoodie — evidence — white emblem — identification
2017-05-08 - S.K.S. v. T.L.B.
Key Words: at-risk family member — children — parenting time — family violence — omitted for publication
2017-05-03 - R. v. Connell
Key Words: handgun — kitchen — gun — firearm — evidence
2017-04-25 - N.L.S. v. C.R.T.
Key Words: child — family violence — relocation — parenting time — best interests
2017-04-24 - R. v. James
Key Words: non-custodial sentence — dial-a-dope — drugs — drug — cocaine
Key Words: condo unit — meters — width — parking space — size
2017-04-19 - P.S.G. v. S.K.G.
Key Words: child — matrimonial home — omitted for publication — agreement — parenting
Key Words: conspiracy — unlawful — constables — negligence — claimant
2017-04-18 - R. v. Jiang et al.
Key Words: scheme — conventional jail sentence — immigration — index offences — tax
2017-04-13 - R. v. C.J.H.I.
Key Words: sentencing — aboriginal offenders — restorative — report — community
2017-04-13 - R. v. Rondeau
Key Words: suspended sentence — fraudulently — lines of credit — probation officer — offences
2017-04-13 - T.H. v. A.T.
Key Words: children — parenting time — guardianship — emotional well-being — parental responsibilities
2017-04-13 - N.V. v. J.C.
Key Words: father — child support — daughter — income — guideline
2017-04-12 - R. v. R.B.P.
Key Words: records — likely relevance — competence of a witness — full answer — defence
2017-04-12 - R. v. Cahill
Key Words: common law peace bond — marijuana — term breach of the peace — store — violence
2017-04-12 - Brown v. Larochelle
Key Words: pet — pets — dog — property — dogs