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

2019-05-13 - R. v. Ranu
Key Words: heroin — undercover officer — fentanyl pills — cocaine — trafficking
2019-05-07 - R. v. Hunter
Key Words: delay — waiver — presumptive ceiling — adjournment — disclosure
2019-05-01 - Dowe v. Hogaboam
Key Words: misrepresentation — investments — actions — single — scheme
2019-04-29 - R. v. Quested
Key Words: sentence — images — child pornography — grossly disproportionate — supervisor
2019-04-29 - R. v. Galbraith
Key Words: trafficking — non-custodial sentence — heroin fentanyl — probation officer — godfather
2019-04-25 - C.M.B. v. C.G.H.
Key Words: omitted for publication — child support — daycare costs — autism — school
2019-04-25 - R. v. Sood
Key Words: sentencing — police officer — conditional discharge — bodily harm — offender
2019-04-23 - R. v. Hodgkinson
Key Words: testimonial accommodation — witness — panic — anxiety — courtroom
2019-04-23 - R. v. Williams
Key Words: sustenance hunting — firearms prohibition — person — competent authority — ammunition
2019-04-18 - R. v. L.H.
Key Words: omitted for publication — sexual touching — evidence — bed — sexual activity
2019-04-18 - R. v. Dassylva
Key Words: highway — road — daily log — pre-trip inspection reports — logs
2019-04-18 - R. v. Koenig
Key Words: mandatory minimum sentence — offences — grossly disproportionate — sexual — child
2019-04-18 - Hammersmark v. ICBC
Key Words: adjudicate — dismiss — brake fluid — reservoir — manager
2019-04-15 - R. v. Myles
Key Words: cartridge — definition of ammunition — rimfire — firearm — bullet
2019-04-10 - G.K.P. v. R.S.P.
Key Words: parenting time with the child — family violence — wanting — two-week rotating schedule — child support
2019-04-09 - R. v. Steen
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2019-04-09 - H.G. v. M.K.
Key Words: parenting time — allegation of sexual interference — police — application — email
Key Words: ram — horn — thinhorn — annuli — sheep
2019-04-08 - J.N.L v. B.J.D.A.
Key Words: payor parent — eldest child — retroactive adjustment — needs — income
2019-04-08 - G.B. v. D.B.
Key Words: jurisdiction — child support — orders — relief — application