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

2021-06-18 - R. v. J.C.F.
Key Words: wedding — farmhouse — hole — sexual — bruising
Key Words: child — social worker — paternal grandparents — domestic violence — parents
Key Words: claimant — contract — project — fee payable — owner
2021-06-10 - M.L.C.O. v. C.M.A.O.
Key Words: omitted for publication — income — child support — spouse — parenting
2021-06-02 - R. v. B.J.M.
Key Words: preliminary inquiry — retrospectively — imprisonment — substantive — amendment
Key Words: employment — wrongful dismissal — contract — probationary — enticed
Key Words: flooring — deficiencies — underlayment — invoice — repair
2021-05-27 - M.E. v. D.G.
Key Words: omitted for publication — parenting time — child support — income — spousal support
2021-05-25 - R.N. v. J.J.
Key Words: children — parenting time — guardian — proposed relocation — child
2021-05-25 - R. v. Taylor
Key Words: delay — traffic — ceiling — defence — ticket
2021-05-19 - R. v. Manuel
Key Words: shaming — complainants — bands — twinning — people
2021-05-13 - L.C. v. P.B.
Key Words: parenting coordinator — parenting time schedule — miscarriage — overnight — updated
2021-05-12 - R. v. K. N.
Key Words: videoconference — pandemic — witness — fundamental justice — contrary to the principles
2021-05-11 - R. v. Gillette
Key Words: records — credibility — offences — assault — witness
2021-05-11 - R. v. N.N.H.
Key Words: solicitor-client privilege — legal advice — waiver — guilty plea — communications
2021-05-11 - R. v. Joshi
Key Words: fine — fines — tobacco — punishment — liable
2021-05-10 - R. v. Murphy
Key Words: sentence — probation — days — offence — stolen
2021-05-07 - Smith v. MacLean
Key Words: property — cohabitation — spousal support — agreement — jurisdiction
2021-05-07 - S.K.G. v. T.C.M.
Key Words: elder child — vs — age — younger child — special extraordinary expenses
2021-05-06 - P.F.D. v. C.A.M.
Key Words: children — omitted for publication — relocation — in-person parenting time — best interests