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.

Legal research guides

Recent Provincial Court Judgments

2020-09-15 - R. v. Nair
Key Words: fentanyl — dial-a-dope — sentencing — trafficking — offender
2020-09-14 - T.I.R. v. M.W.P.
Key Words: child — parenting time — omitted for publication — emotional well-being — reside
2020-09-03 - R. v. C.R.A.
Key Words: child pornography — sexual — pre-sentence report — omitted for publication — offences
2020-08-27 - Sun v. Duan
Key Words: short-term rentals — lease — short-term rental business — email — duress
2020-08-26 - P.S.C. v. S.C.C.
Key Words: child support — benefits — income — omitted for publication — amount
2020-08-24 - San Filippo v. Furness
Key Words: campsite — teenage daughter — fight — box — battery
Key Words: claimant — work-related injuries — wear the bump cap — non-work-related injuries — medical information
Key Words: investigators — privacy — voir dire — dredging — expectation
2020-08-19 - R. v. Neasloss
Key Words: offender — conditional sentence supervisor — images — possessing child pornography — incarceration
2020-08-19 - R. v. Sandhu
Key Words: driving — alcohol — mens rea — actus reus — dangerous
2020-08-18 - R. v. Kreibom
Key Words: child pornography — jail — collection — probation — sentencing
2020-08-17 - W.V.A. v. J.D.H.
Key Words: child support — father — parenting time — mo — omitted for publication
2020-08-13 - R. v. Miletic
Key Words: scrum — conditional discharge — game — victim — player
2020-08-12 - R. v. C.Z.
Key Words: evidence — downstairs — room — sexual assault — evening
2020-08-07 - R. v. T.P.L.H.
Key Words: crystal methamphetamine — mental illness — offences — sentencing — psychotic
2020-08-07 - R. v. Merrill
Key Words: served — tax returns — wrongly — conspired against him unfairly — person
2020-08-06 - R. v. K.B.
Key Words: youth court worker — offence — online — school — young
2020-07-31 - A.R.S. v. B.J.B.
Key Words: visits — parenting time — drug — grandmother — daycare
2020-07-31 - Pellegrin v. Wheeldon
Key Words: retaining wall — property — trespass — fence — nuisance
2020-07-28 - R. v. Glazier
Key Words: audioconference — remotely — preside — probation officer — technology