Judgments & Decisions



B.C. Provincial Court judgments are located on CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute), a national legal information databank.


Provincial Court judges often give oral (spoken) reasons at the end of a trial. If a written record of spoken reasons is required, a transcript of what the judge said can be obtained. A few of the decisions in CanLII are transcripts of spoken judgments. In cases where judges need more time to consider or explain a decision clearly, they will "reserve" judgment and draft written reasons. Most of the judgments published in law reports and on CanLII are written judgments.

To obtain a transcript of a spoken decision see the B.C. Ministry of Justice, Court Services website - Obtaining transcripts of Provincial Court proceedings


Recent Provincial Court Judgments

2020-05-20 - R. v. Stevens
Key Words: sentence — victims — offender — pandemic — firearm
2020-05-15 - E.D. v. B.G
Key Words: urgent — parenting time — pandemic — trials — will
2020-05-14 - R. v. Shanoss
Key Words: bail — pickup — release — pre-trial detention — surety
2020-05-07 - R. v. McIvor
Key Words: detention — sentencing — primary ground — lockdown — material change
2020-05-06 - C.K.M. v. L.O.S.
Key Words: omitted for publication — parenting time — child — family — roommate
Key Words: omitted for publication — parents — child — care — injuries were accidental
2020-05-05 - R. v. Richard
Key Words: spike belt — coronavirus — surety — jail — police
Key Words: in-person access — foster parents — child — transportation — virus
Key Words: urgent — trailer — conference — served — hitch
2020-04-30 - D.J.F. v. T.L.M.S.
Key Words: child — stepparent — support — relationship — family
2020-04-29 - R. v. Heath
Key Words: sentence — probation officer — jaw — nurse — offender
2020-04-29 - M.G.V. v. C.R.M.
Key Words: omitted for publication — company — income — credit card — records
Key Words: presentation — parens patriae — child — access — disclosure
Key Words: settlement conference — unfiled draft — email — will — urgent
Key Words: holiday relief — contract — agreement — pay — relief caregivers
2020-04-21 - R. v. L.R.
Key Words: sentence — offence — police — baton — omitted for publication
Key Words: supervision — child — presentation — violence — conflict
2020-04-20 - C.K.M. v. L.O.S.
Key Words: parenting time — urgent — child — will — telephone
2020-04-20 - J.R.K.P. v. L.A.S.
Key Words: child — urgent — parenting time — pandemic — withholding
2020-04-17 - L.R. v. A.L.
Key Words: asthma — inhalers — parenting — wheezing — pandemic