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

2020-01-23 - R. v. B.M.W.
Key Words: offender — victim — sentence — sexual assault — alcohol
2020-01-23 - R. v. Stoney
Key Words: administration of justice — officers — implementational — argued — evidence
2020-01-21 - R. v. Khaira
Key Words: basement suite — metal skillet — knife — altercation — kitchen
2020-01-17 - R. v. Jalal
Key Words: black male — apartment — bat — beyond a reasonable doubt — evidence
2020-01-14 - D.W. v. R.C.
Key Words: omitted for publication — pre-tax income — corporate — child support purposes — pickup truck
Key Words: children — boys — omitted for publication — parenting — chaos
2020-01-08 - R. v. C.J.J.
Key Words: age — omitted for publication — text messages — sexual activity — evidence
2020-01-07 - R. v. R.R.C.
Key Words: tent — karaoke — campfire — assailant — perpetrator
2019-12-31 - D.R.B. v. D.A.T.
Key Words: vaccine — immunization — children — diseases — adversomics
2019-12-23 - R. v. Mazzulli
Key Words: foot — evidence — front — pinned — witness
Key Words: interview — reasonable grounds to believe — parents of the seven-year-old — tag — seven-year-old female child
2019-12-20 - R. v. Gibbs
Key Words: bail supervisor — indigenous — release — consented — homeless
2019-12-19 - R. v. Duyck
Key Words: psychological component — offender — logical nexus — sentencing purposes — jurisdiction to order a psychological
2019-12-19 - R. v. Brill
Key Words: grievous bodily harm — force — police — arrest — goof
Key Words: currency — refund — dollars — discretion to re-open — exchange rate
2019-12-16 - R. v. Dyck
Key Words: wildlife — hunting — animal — moose — pled guilty
2019-12-16 - R. v. Brown
Key Words: fentanyl — sentence — offence — trafficking — harm done to victims
2019-12-16 - R. v. Downey
Key Words: black male — video — arrest — engaged in drug trafficking — white male
2019-12-13 - R. v. Chau
Key Words: apartment — drug trafficking — drugs — informants — warrant
2019-12-10 - R. v. J.J.B.
Key Words: mandatory minimum sentence — grossly disproportionate — offender — sexual — conditional sentence supervisor