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

2016-11-21 - R. v. Walkus
Key Words: session — probation — program — counselling — attend
2016-11-18 - M.J.S. v. A.D.
Key Words: paternal grandparents — child support — payor parent — retroactive — guardianship
Key Words: criminal — authority — territorial — records — crimes
2016-11-16 - R. v. Kratochvil
Key Words: mens rea — offence — recklessness — wilful blindness — attend
2016-11-14 - E.M.B. v. J.R.B.
Key Words: child support — parenting time — extraordinary expenses — orthodontic — income
2016-11-14 - T.M.A.H. v. R.W.S.
Key Words: children — visits — supervised — child support — contact
Key Words: parents — child — custody — counselling — alcohol
2016-11-08 - R. v. N.B.C.
Key Words: bed — boyfriend — shorts — evidence — bedroom
2016-11-07 - R. v. Paradis
Key Words: unlawful confinement — uttering threats — sentence — offences — assault
2016-11-04 - R. v. D.G.B.
Key Words: drugs — single dose of heroin — dial-a-dope — drug — smuggling
2016-11-03 - R. v. Gilbert
Key Words: trespass lands — farm — bridges — land — stream
Key Words: buyer — goods — seller — delivery — implied
2016-11-01 - A.M. v. K.S.R.
Key Words: spousal support — septic system — income — expenses — house
2016-11-01 - R. v. Pennell
Key Words: beyond a reasonable doubt — evidence — lip — bruising — bear hug
2016-11-01 - R. v. Britt
Key Words: emails — possess firearms — desirable in the interests — alcohol — seized
2016-10-31 - R. v. Demmons
Key Words: sentence — home invasion — offences — aboriginal heritage — range
2016-10-28 - R. v. G.R.H.
Key Words: sentence — sexual — aboriginal offender — victim — counselling
2016-10-26 - R. v. Prasad
Key Words: drug runners — defence — leave to cross-examine the affiant — voir dire — drugs
2016-10-26 - A.R.S. v. M.C.T.
Key Words: child — father — school — articled student — cross-examination
2016-10-26 - R. v. Martin
Key Words: non-coerced persuaded confession — statements — apology — aversive — stress-compliant confession