Judgments & Decisions



Provincial Court judges make thousands of decisions each year. The reasons they give for their decisions are sometimes called “judgments”, “reasons”, or just “decisions”. Often, Provincial Court judges explain their reasons by speaking to the people in the courtroom. This is called an “oral judgment”. A judge may also prepare written reasons (in some cases reading them aloud in court) and they will be placed in the court file.

Some of these written reasons are posted online on the CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute) databank, particularly in cases of public interest or involving a point of law. In a high-profile case, written reasons may be posted on the home page of the Court’s website www.provincialcourt.bc.ca under "Recent Judgments", for the first few days after they are issued until they can be posted on CanLII.

Use the "Search Judgments" button to find BC Provincial Court judgments on CanLII. See how to obtain oral and written judgments if there's no judgment online on CanLII.

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Recent Provincial Court Judgments

Key Words: continued detention — investigation — justice — thing seized — sealing
2021-02-23 - R. v. Manuel
Key Words: pandemic — video — hybrid — technology — laptops
2021-02-22 - R. v. P.P.B.
Key Words: firearms — https — prohibition — police officers — hunting
2021-02-22 - R. v. Gibbs
Key Words: reasonable suspicion — entrapment — drug trafficking — bona fide — commit
2021-02-18 - R. v. C.Z.
Key Words: omitted for publication — young — offender — sexual — sentence
2021-02-11 - R. v. Tingley
Key Words: excavator — detention — investigation — thing seized — fish habitat
Key Words: printer — lease — buyout — emailed — contract
2021-02-11 - R. v. Bridges
Key Words: apartment — man — video footage — recalled — evidence
2021-02-10 - R. v. R.O.
Key Words: offender — sentence — punishment — sexual offences against children — sixties scoop
2021-02-09 - R.B. v. J.B.
Key Words: income — omitted for publication — child support — expenses — dental
2021-02-08 - H.A.J.R. v. D.L.
Key Words: will have parenting time — child support — means the interval — school — odd-numbered
2021-02-05 - R. v. Leighton
Key Words: voyeurism offences — conditional sentence — washroom — obstruction — victims
2021-02-02 - R.K. v. J.K.
Key Words: declared income — child — care — taxi — expenses
2021-02-02 - M.M.L. v. J.K.S.
Key Words: child support — payor — omitted for publication — income — parenting
2021-01-29 - K.H. v. T.H.
Key Words: children — parenting time — relocation — omitted for publication — support
Key Words: child — violence — police — disappearance — custody
2021-01-27 - A.W. v. R.W.
Key Words: parents — obligation to pay child support — home — period — voluntarily
2021-01-27 - J.B. v. A.M.
Key Words: child support — sexual assault — extraordinary expenses — shared parenting time — responsibilities
Key Words: accounts — protected individual — bad faith — personal — real estate
2021-01-26 - R. v. De Boer
Key Words: defence — delay — resources — judicial case manager — accuseds