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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Glossaries and translation

Recent Provincial Court Judgments

Key Words: omitted for publication — deposit — document — pay — set aside
2022-01-17 - C.W. v. P.C.
Key Words: omitted for publication — will have parenting time — interim — child support — visits
Key Words: shipment — goods — shark fin — oceanic whitetip shark cartilage — fine
Key Words: settlement conference — triable — lease — proposed second — strata
2022-01-07 - C.M.J.G v. M.M.C.
Key Words: non-essential travel — variant — pandemic — passport — health
2022-01-07 - R. v. Tsai
Key Words: licence — mens rea — evidence — offence — understand
2022-01-05 - C.M.(1) v. C.M.(2)
Key Words: omitted for publication — child — parenting time — relocation — guardian
Key Words: flanges — windows — evidence — installation — email
2021-12-29 - R. v. Castonguay
Key Words: sentencing — racist — community — persons — offender
2021-12-23 - R. v. Stogrin
Key Words: delay — deliberation — time — defence — ceiling
2021-12-22 - D.M. v. C.R.
Key Words: children — evidence — father — recording — siblings
2021-12-17 - R. v. Stewart
Key Words: sentence — offender — sexual assault — proportionality — sentencing
2021-12-16 - R. v. Nguyen
Key Words: alcohol — conditional sentence supervisor — cats — cat — addiction
2021-12-15 - R. v. Manuel
Key Words: indigenous — threats — intimidation — protest — probation
2021-12-15 - R. v. Woods
Key Words: offenders — fire — arson — conditional sentence — indigenous
2021-12-14 - N.J. v. D.J.
Key Words: children — parenting time — omitted for publication — bipolar disorder — alienation
2021-12-13 - R. v. Bos
Key Words: psychosis — delirium tremens — mental disorder — alcohol withdrawal — self-induced intoxication
2021-12-10 - K.K.M. V. T.J.S.
Key Words: children — cultural continuity — indigenous group — child — parenting
2021-12-09 - R. v. Minnes
Key Words: bags — scene — police — search — detention
Key Words: guardian — child — maxim generalia specialibus non derogant — well-defined subject-matter might — deals