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

2024-06-17 - R. v. Richardson
Key Words: Criminal law — Evidence — Proof — Sexual offences — Sexual interference
2024-06-17 - R. v. Killman
Key Words: Criminal law — Assault — Defences
2024-06-14 - R. v. Batson
Key Words: Criminal law — Sexual offences — Sexual assault
2024-06-07 - S.Y. v. D.B.
Key Words: Family law — Children — Protection orders
2024-06-06 - R. v. Champ
Key Words: Criminal law — Charter of Rights — Section 11(b
2024-06-05 - R. v. Leo
Key Words: Criminal law — Sentencing — Considerations — Rehabilitation — Conditional sentences
2024-06-04 - R. v. Simpson
Key Words: Criminal law — Sexual offences — Sexual assault
2024-05-31 - R. v. Sagoo
Key Words: Criminal law — Civil — Personal injuries — Workers’ compensation law — Practice
2024-05-31 - Crooker v. Davies
Key Words: Real property — Torts — Trespass to land — Nuisance — Damages
2024-05-29 - R. v. Macisaac
Key Words: Criminal law — Assault — Aggravated assault — Weapons — Firearms
2024-05-29 - R. v. McMillan
Key Words: Criminal law — Weapons — Possession of prohibited weapon — Possession while prohibited — Sentencing
2024-05-24 - R. v. Hopley
Key Words: Criminal law — Sentencing — Long-term offenders — Breach of release terms
2024-05-22 - R. v. Hurley
Key Words: Criminal law — Sexual offences — Sexual assault
2024-05-16 - R. v. D.M.W.
Key Words: Criminal law — Sexual offences — Sexual offender registration
Key Words: Criminal law — Judicial interim release — Review of detention order
2024-05-15 - R. v. Cooper
Key Words: Criminal law — Sexual offences — Indecent exposure
2024-05-13 - R. v. Lockhart
Key Words: Criminal law — Evidence — Statements of accused
2024-05-10 - F.L. v. P.S.
Key Words: Family law — Children — Maintenance — Ability to pay
2024-05-06 - ☼ R. v. K.D.C.
Key Words: Criminal law — Sentencing — Dangerous offenders — Sexual offences — Sexual assault
2024-05-06 - E.F. v. K.F.
Key Words: Family law — Children — Maintenance