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

2015-06-24 - Salmon v. Daum
Key Words: venture — debt — project — borrower — co-venturer
2015-06-23 - R. v. Bahamonde
Key Words: parking lot — arrest — odour of marijuana — police — binoculars
2015-06-22 - R. v. Moore
Key Words: pickup — machete — parking lot — door — evidence
2015-06-22 - Babich v. Babich
Key Words: line of credit — property — money — agreement — contract
2015-06-19 - R. v. Prevost
Key Words: traveling directly — one-to-one counselling — criminal record — probation officer with written proof — conditional discharge
2015-06-19 - W.H.E. v B.A.L.
Key Words: father — equal parenting time — violence — drug tests — counselling
2015-06-19 - D.W.I. v L.A.P.
Key Words: children — expenses — amount — imputed — income
2015-06-18 - R. v. Read
Key Words: police — denunciation — conditional sentence — crime — deterrence
2015-06-16 - R. v. Duncan
Key Words: defence of officially-induced error — fishery notices — salmon — commercial fishing — fish
2015-06-15 - R. v. Naidu
Key Words: arrest — officer — grounds — informant — police
2015-06-12 - R. v. Williams
Key Words: stolen boat — trailer — ignition — beyond a reasonable doubt — firefighter
2015-06-11 - M.T.M. v. M.D.M.
Key Words: child support — stepparent — biological father — contributed to the support — lunches
2015-06-04 - R. v. L.P.
Key Words: custody — adult female — youth worker — sentence — frying pan
2015-06-04 - R. v. Kirton
Key Words: assessment report — multi-target program — dangerous offender — apartment — attack
2015-06-03 - R. v. Petterson
Key Words: pickup truck — sunstroke — heatstroke — evidence — drug
2015-06-03 - R. v. C.P.R.
Key Words: testimonial competence — past — witness — events — storybook
2015-06-02 - M.B. v. A.C.
Key Words: child support — expenses — retroactive — payor parent — omitted for publishing
2015-06-02 - N.M.J. v. D.C.G.
Key Words: school — anxiety — autism — parenting time — needs
2015-06-01 - R. v. Jesson and Gough
Key Words: grow — marihuana — conditional sentence supervisor — will — denunciation
2015-06-01 - E.M.C. v. T.C.K.
Key Words: omitted for posting — child support — income — daycare — work