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: conveyor — maximum fine — deterrence — welfare — criminal negligence causing death
2019-03-12 - R. v. Wong
Key Words: business — expenses — credit card — operation — company
2019-03-12 - R. v. Lam
Key Words: guilty plea — miscarriage of justice — entrapment — search warrant — challenge
2019-03-07 - R. v. Riera
Key Words: purpose of trafficking — heroin — grams — fentanyl for the purpose — sentence
Key Words: home — child — removal — care — school
Key Words: vehicle — arrest — pat-down search — detention — reasonable
Key Words: vehicle — men — police — voluntariness — operating mind
Key Words: retainer — jurisdiction — substantial connection — forum non conveniens — territorial competence
2019-02-21 - R. v. P.S.
Key Words: dowry — husband — father — wife — cell phone
2019-02-19 - J.D. v. W.D.T.
Key Words: budget — special extraordinary expenses — child support — counselling — income
Key Words: parents — staffed resource — child — youth — care
2019-02-07 - R. v. Sauve
Key Words: investigative detention — paramedics — search — detain — methamphetamine
2019-02-07 - R. v. Thompson
Key Words: male co-perpetrator — similar — card — activated credit cards — personal information
2019-02-07 - R. v. MV Marathassa
Key Words: fuel oil — crew — pipe passage — vessel — alarms
2019-02-05 - R. v. Kumar
Key Words: fentanyl — drugs — heroin — deaths — drug
2019-02-05 - M.H. v. B.S.
Key Words: underlining added — government — person — jurisdiction — criminal
Key Words: beam — contract — tub — negligent misrepresentation — plans
2019-01-31 - R. v. Gendron
Key Words: dial-a-dope operation — former co-accused — drug — sentencing — community
2019-01-31 - R. v. Campbell
Key Words: bus — driving without due care — sentencing — driver — fine
Key Words: voir dire — defence-caused delay — presumptive ceiling — search — time