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

2017-07-18 - C.J.A. v. E.M.A.
Key Words: children — will have parenting time — birthdays — schedule — alternating
2017-07-14 - R. v. Fenton
Key Words: impaired driving causing death — sentence — police officer — aggravating — alcohol
2017-07-14 - R v. Thomas
Key Words: identification — assailant — police — indigenous — witness
2017-07-11 - R. v. Kafka
Key Words: tractor trailer — roadway — solid double line — on-coming vehicle — pickup
2017-07-10 - Fitchett v. Mellin
Key Words: child support — foreign — extraprovincial — reciprocating jurisdiction — application
2017-07-10 - Coboyannis v. Fogarty
Key Words: work — email — cost — contract — windows
2017-07-06 - R. v. Scott
Key Words: horses — farrier — distress — euthanized — veterinarian
2017-06-29 - T.D.(1) v. T.D.(2)
Key Words: visits — children — contact — boys — best interests
2017-06-29 - R. v. G.P.N.
Key Words: robbery — addiction — sentence — offender — aboriginal
2017-06-28 - T.K.M. v. D.C.C.
Key Words: spousal support — bankruptcy — self-sufficiency — economic — income
2017-06-27 - K.G.C. v. G.A.C.
Key Words: parenting time — real risk of harm — child — parenting schedule — really bad memory
2017-06-26 - R. v. Adubofour-Poku
Key Words: offender — probation — harm done to victims — denunciation — conditional sentence
Key Words: dock levellers — lease — heater — premises — fence
2017-06-21 - Jerace v. Iranzad
Key Words: stucco work — scaffolding — extra — trim — acrylic
2017-06-21 - T.D.C. v. E.S.K.
Key Words: child support — income — parenting time — half of the school holiday — exchanges
Key Words: store — transfer — evidence — company — insufficient
2017-06-20 - R. v. Mecham
Key Words: transitional — delay — defence — measures — prejudice
2017-06-19 - R. v. Walsh
Key Words: prior sexual activity — evidence — fact-finding process — capable of being admissible — text messages
Key Words: agency — employment — claimant — hiring — evidence
2017-06-16 - R. v. D.C.R.
Key Words: presentence report — offender — sexual — sentencing — risk