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

Key Words: termination — punitive damages — vacation — golf tournament — banked overtime
2015-07-21 - J.B. v. T.C.
Key Words: child support — undue hardship — retroactive — income-earning capacity — vs
2015-07-20 - R. v. Orr and Lai
Key Words: involved in a dial-a-dope operation — directed by your probation officer — drug trafficking — sentence — pre-sentence report
2015-07-14 - R. v. Miller
Key Words: sentencing — probation officer — smoothie shop — attempted robbery — offender
2015-07-13 - K.S.L. v. B.M.
Key Words: vs — child — tax credits — special expenses — income
2015-07-09 - M.M. v. K.W.
Key Words: holiday — schedules — child — summer — sensible
2015-07-09 - R. v. B.L.A.
Key Words: pleaded guilty — online — hoax — swatting — internet
Key Words: canola oil — ship-loading crew — leak — piping system — deleterious substance
2015-07-06 - R. v. Zadeh
Key Words: tequila — sexual — consumption — salty — alcohol
2015-07-02 - S.E.S. v. R.E.C.
Key Words: children — visits — family — contact — best
2015-07-02 - R. v. Parchment
Key Words: racial — breach of bail — application — prosecution — descent
2015-06-29 - R. v. Barinecutt
Key Words: offender — grossly disproportionate — victim fine surcharge — punishment — imposed
2015-06-26 - M.J.L. v. G.H.
Key Words: omitted for posting — obtain the necessaries of life — disability — purposes of determining child support — adult
2015-06-24 - S.D. v. J.H.
Key Words: epileptic seizure disorder — neurologists — medication — risks — recommendations
2015-06-24 - Salmon v. Daum
Key Words: venture — debt — project — borrower — co-venturer
2015-06-23 - R. v. Bahamonde
Key Words: parking lot — odour of marijuana — arrest — 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. Anderson
Key Words: segregation — sentence — jail — dangerous driving — offences
2015-06-19 - R. v. Prevost
Key Words: traveling directly — one-to-one counselling — criminal record — probation officer with written proof — conditional discharge