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

2019-11-06 - R. v. R.L.K.
Key Words: offence — mandatory minimum sentence — sexual interference — family — probation
Key Words: children — parents — drug — presentation — best interests
Key Words: employment — probationary period — dealership — wrongful dismissal — mitigate
2019-11-01 - S.V.C. v. P.M.D.
Key Words: omitted for publication — arrears of child support — owing — parental responsibilities — living
2019-10-29 - R. v. C.G.J.
Key Words: offender — sexual — victim — conditional sentence — mandatory minimum sentence
Key Words: bylaw — damages — eg — brought — property
Key Words: lease — sublease — rent — debt — surety has paid
2019-10-28 - R. v. Scott
Key Words: fentanyl — sentence — offender — firearms — methamphetamine
2019-10-22 - R. v. Mansoor
Key Words: audio visual — impaired driving — physical coordination tests — motor vehicle — scene
2019-10-22 - R. v. R.D.Z.
Key Words: probative value — proposed similar fact evidence — incidents — behaviour — propensity
2019-10-22 - R. v. Wojtkiw
Key Words: scooter — pedals — motor assisted cycle must — speed — vehicle
2019-10-21 - R. v. Prevost
Key Words: bail supervisor — resource — team member — mental — release
2019-10-21 - R. v. Main
Key Words: fentanyl — methamphetamine — drugs — grams — drug
2019-10-16 - R. v. Mazerolle
Key Words: offender — sentence — aggravated assault — unprovoked — stabbed
2019-10-11 - R. v. J.M.
Key Words: sexual — offender — sentencing — victim — risk to reoffend
2019-10-10 - K.C.J.W. v. S.K.C.G.
Key Words: parenting time — child support — income — payor — arrears
2019-10-10 - E.L. v. M.L.
Key Words: omitted for publication — alienated — criticisms — sexual — talk
2019-10-09 - R. v. Chau
Key Words: excision — reasonable expectation of privacy — search — unconstitutional conduct — tracking warrant
2019-10-03 - J.M. v. S.M.
Key Words: retroactive child support — arrears — financial — income — will
Key Words: billings — midwife — payment structure — quantum meruit — patients