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

2020-11-23 - R. v. N.K.R.B.
Key Words: image — supervisor — intimate — conditional sentence — photograph
2020-11-09 - R. v. Large
Key Words: images — conditional sentence — videos — child pornography — probation
Key Words: compressor — seller — buyer — damage — delivery
2020-11-03 - R. v. J.K.D.
Key Words: offender — sexual — child pornography images — sentence — videos
2020-11-02 - B.R. v. S.F.
Key Words: diabetes — disclosure — child — mental health — parenting
2020-10-30 - R. v. Dhaliwal
Key Words: sentencing — mental health — sexual — pre-sentence report — offence
2020-10-28 - R. v. Crowder
Key Words: anabolic steroids — conditional sentence — offender — import-controlled substances — smuggling
2020-10-28 - R. v. Randhawa
Key Words: residence — barrels — fentanyl — admissions — cocaine
2020-10-26 - R. v. J.S.
Key Words: sentence — women — offence — public interest — cultural
2020-10-23 - R. v. De Bartolo
Key Words: videoconferencing — shuttle bus — intimate partner violence — fly — night
2020-10-22 - L.S. v. A.F.
Key Words: omitted for publication — home — air rifles — daddy — guardianship
Key Words: email — decedent — limitation period — litigation — barred
Key Words: brought — dismissal — promisee — church — settlement conference
2020-10-16 - R. v. St. Constantine
Key Words: global pandemic — deported — border — country — sentence
Key Words: domestic violence — child — concerns — drug — presentation
2020-10-16 - R. v. C.J.J.
Key Words: sentence — sexual — offender — omitted for publication — pandemic
2020-10-16 - R. v. Chester
Key Words: shotgun — detention — vehicle — release — firearms prohibitions
2020-10-15 - R. v. Petne
Key Words: child pornography — probation officer — images — internet — offence
2020-10-15 - R. v. Glasgow
Key Words: escalator — attempted murder — kill — hoodie — platform
2020-10-15 - Gill v. Posthuma
Key Words: witness immunity — report — legal fees — application to dismiss — proceedings