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

Key Words: countertop — cabinets — emailed — closet — contract
Key Words: omitted for publication — child support — arrears — income — debtor
2021-09-03 - V.B. v. K.D.
Key Words: omitted for publication — children — parental responsibilities — reside — care
2021-09-03 - R. v. Grob
Key Words: sentencing — driving prohibition — aggravating — jail — fatality
Key Words: driveway — paving work — drain — electrical — asphalt
2021-08-31 - L.E.V. v. K.V.
Key Words: omitted for publication — parenting time — child — will — school
2021-08-30 - R. v. Smith
Key Words: wine — washroom — sexual encounter — vaginal intercourse — evidence
2021-08-30 - R. v. M.R.R.
Key Words: sentencing — offender — victim — sexual offences against children — moral blameworthiness
2021-08-27 - R. v. Hanson
Key Words: fentanyl — offender — trafficking — conditional sentence supervisor — drug
2021-08-27 - R. v. G.K.
Key Words: child — sentence — jail — probation — domestic partner
2021-08-26 - S.R.B. v. N.J.D.B.
Key Words: children — parenting time — school — phone call — video
2021-08-26 - R. v. Soroczynski
Key Words: man — video — hoodie — wearing — light brown shoes
2021-08-24 - R. v. Ahmed
Key Words: arrest — standard — reasonable grounds — prima facie — drug
2021-08-19 - R. v. A.F.
Key Words: conditional sentence — jail sentence — offender — community — arson
2021-08-19 - A.V.B. v. J.R.M.
Key Words: spousal support — omitted for publication — government child-related benefits — income — expenses
2021-08-19 - R. v. Martin
Key Words: child pornography — offender — sentence — videos — sexual
2021-08-13 - R. v. Schuler
Key Words: cocaine — sentence — drug — trafficking — ounces
2021-08-13 - JDL v. KLL
Key Words: parenting time — contact with the child — mom — redacted for publication — guardian
2021-08-12 - R. v. Stevenson
Key Words: pickup truck — property — release — bail — residence
2021-08-12 - J.L.L. v. J.G.M.
Key Words: omitted for publication — parenting time — child support — income — transitioning