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

2016-12-28 - J.A.S. v. A.C.S.
Key Words: retroactive child support — swim club — income — separation — debt
2016-12-26 - R. v. Prasad
Key Words: bail supervisor — firearm — tertiary ground — dial-a-dope-type — possess
2016-12-21 - R. v. H.S.S.
Key Words: bail — deleted for publication — offenders — enhanced credit for pre-sentence custody — overbroad
2016-12-21 - R. v. Bruce Lofroth
Key Words: victim — handcuff — discharge — sentence — probation
2016-12-21 - O.Z. v. M.Z.
Key Words: stepparent — subs — agreements — respecting child support — stepfather
2016-12-20 - R. v. Adubofour-Poku
Key Words: cocaine — bathroom — beyond a reasonable doubt — sex — kissing
2016-12-20 - R. v. Gagne
Key Words: bag — punches — assault — porch — chest
2016-12-19 - R. v. Sihota
Key Words: drug — trafficking — non-custodial sentence — dial-a-dope — probation
Key Words: dog — dogs — owners — pit bull — leashed
2016-12-16 - R. v. Loo
Key Words: cell — altercation — brushing his teeth — jaw — urinate
2016-12-13 - C.M.B. v.L.W.S.
Key Words: at-risk family member — parenting time — child — hair strand drug — karate
2016-12-13 - R. v. Dicesare
Key Words: fishing for salmon — pacific cod — salmon with a barbed hook — caught — depth
2016-12-13 - R. v. Barnhart
Key Words: offender — sentence — briefcase — addiction — purse
2016-12-13 - R. v. D.D.K.
Key Words: remain silent — interview — police — questioning — comments
2016-12-12 - J.N. v. G.G.
Key Words: child — parenting — primary care — alienation — father
2016-12-12 - R. v. P.S.D.
Key Words: intimate images — pictures — offence — sentence — transmitted
2016-12-09 - R. v. Spindor
Key Words: backpack — conditional discharge — police — offence — breach of trust
Key Words: dog — dogs — doll — animal — euthanized
2016-12-08 - R. v. Thomas
Key Words: elderly woman — colour — exculpatory explanation — discarded batteries out for pickup — mens rea
Key Words: claimant — contract — termination clause — employment — substratum