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

2018-11-06 - A.E.F. v. J.B.
Key Words: retroactive child support — guardians — step-parent — parent — separation
2018-11-05 - R. v. Lavalley
Key Words: messages — sexual assault — evidence — homeless — offences
Key Words: facility — storage locker — drugs — bag — evidence
Key Words: creditor — payment — contempt — debtor — proprietorship
Key Words: students — email — attendees — course — wildfire
2018-10-31 - R. v. Weeks
Key Words: luring — conditional sentence — extortion — child pornography — offences
Key Words: judicial recount — valid votes for a candidate — official election — number of valid votes — polls
2018-10-29 - Sproule v. Schafer
Key Words: time limited by the statute — notice of objection form — opposing — rules respecting — procedure
Key Words: judicial recount — ballots — media — voter — mayor
2018-10-25 - R. v. Dennis
Key Words: probation officer — sentence — fire — alcohol — grandmother
2018-10-25 - R. v. Frederickson
Key Words: detention — bail — tertiary grounds — firearms — surety
Key Words: truck — mechanic — tank — diesel — regen
2018-10-24 - R. v. F.M.
Key Words: omitted for publication — sofa — pants — evidence — sexual
2018-10-23 - R. v. E.J.A.
Key Words: testimonial accommodation — proper administration of justice — interfere with the proper administration — truth-seeking function — courtroom
2018-10-22 - R. v. A.S.G.
Key Words: audio-recorded — reliability — truth of their contents — exception to the hearsay rule — landlady
2018-10-19 - R. v. Devic
Key Words: offence — police officer — conditional sentence supervisor you must — travelling directly — trust
2018-10-18 - R. v. Bolderson
Key Words: sentence — sexual — offender — children — sex
2018-10-18 - R. v. Heinze
Key Words: gate — keys — confinement — purse — baseball bat
2018-10-17 - L.A.E. v. C.D.E.
Key Words: income — sexual interference — child support — imputed — granddaughter
2018-10-16 - C.M.B. v. D.J.M.
Key Words: omitted for publication — minimum wage — income — child support — arrears