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

To receive an RSS feed of all B.C. Provincial Court decisions posted on CanLII, see CanLII ProvCourt RSS feed (Internet Explorer works better for this than Chrome)

Glossaries and translation

Recent Provincial Court Judgments

2022-06-24 - R. v. M.S.
Key Words: apartment — police — bedroom — intoxicated — thought
Key Words: stucco — deficiencies — rainscreen — contract — texted
2022-06-23 - R. v. Weaver
Key Words: police — wallet — evidence — remedy — incidental to arrest
2022-06-23 - R. v. Tom
Key Words: conservation officer — truck — hunting — rifle — spotlight
Key Words: contract — mistake — negotiations — dealership — evidence
2022-06-21 - A.T. v. C.H.
Key Words: vaccine — children — vaccination — pandemic — judicial notice
2022-06-20 - R. v. R.W.A.
Key Words: beer — sunroom — drinking — grandmother — dinner
2022-06-16 - R. v. Vershinin
Key Words: disputant — plate — photo radar — evidence — decal
Key Words: claimant — contract — project — underline emphasis added — subcontractor
Key Words: temporary custody — child — extend — caregivers — application
2022-06-09 - R. v. Letellier
Key Words: cannabis products — offender — illicit — deterrence — edibles
2022-06-01 - R. v. Hogan
Key Words: fentanyl — sentencing — dial-a-dope — trafficking — conditional sentence supervisor
2022-05-29 - R. v. Munro
Key Words: application to reopen — guilt — attempt to reverse a tactical — verdicts — constitutional
2022-05-26 - L.M.M. and T.R.M.
Key Words: child support — income — expenses — imputed — profit margin
2022-05-25 - R. v. Ghulam
Key Words: stabbing — gun — compilation — threat — stab
2022-05-25 - R. v. J.S.S.
Key Words: daughter — abuse — offender — sentence — sexual
2022-05-25 - R. v. Henderson
Key Words: traps — buoy — sponges — fishers — prawn
2022-05-20 - R. v. Munro
Key Words: salmon — licence — quota — fishing — distinguishing element
Key Words: claimant — loss — limitation period — title — evidence
2022-05-19 - R.K. v. V.S.
Key Words: father — children — visits — parenting — supervised