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

2019-09-05 - Hemminger v. Davies
Key Words: accordion — pawn agreement — claimant — interest — rate
2019-09-04 - R. v. Knudsen
Key Words: fentanyl — probation — sentencing — exceptional circumstances — dial-a-dope
2019-09-03 - R. v. Thompson
Key Words: credit card — casino — credit cards — bank — cash
2019-08-30 - R. v. Chau
Key Words: reasonable expectation of privacy — images — apartment — footages — video
2019-08-28 - R. v. Chau
Key Words: phone number — informants — drug trafficking group — tracking warrant — affiant
2019-08-28 - B.T. v. A.H.
Key Words: habitual residence — children — omitted for publication — trailer — intention
2019-08-26 - R. v. Jackson
Key Words: steering wheel — driving — bowl — chopsticks — chop sticks
2019-08-21 - E.V. v. R.B.
Key Words: omitted for publication — maternal grandparents — paternal grandparents — child — culture
2019-08-19 - R. v. Villaresis
Key Words: sexual — beyond a reasonable doubt — touching — chicken nuggets — kiss
2019-08-19 - R. v. Berg
Key Words: mistrial — shot — prosecution — bear — investigation
2019-08-13 - R. v. Kalkat
Key Words: analyzed as fentanyl — youthful — sentencing — called a dial-a-dope — undercover
2019-08-13 - R. v. M.F.G.
Key Words: omitted for publication — sentence — offender — welfare fraud — probation
Key Words: spill — diesel fuel — tug — litres — fine
2019-08-02 - R. v. Dewat
Key Words: fentanyl — sentence — probation officer — gang — dial-a-dope
Key Words: strata council — building manager — email — meeting — strata corporation
2019-08-01 - R. v. B.J.O.
Key Words: evidence — beyond a reasonable doubt — cross-examination — choking — witness
2019-08-01 - L.A. v. D.T.
Key Words: omitted for publication — parenting time — father — child — relocation
2019-07-31 - R. v. Rousseau
Key Words: offender — sentence — house arrest — bail conditions — mitigating
Key Words: claimant — cabinets — non-contracting owner — unjust enrichment — contract
2019-07-30 - R. v. Anderson
Key Words: cell phone — electronic device — holding — securely — irreconcilable