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

Key Words: investigation — arena — interest in the log books — incident — inspect
2018-01-15 - R. v. Woolsey
Key Words: possession of marihuana — prohibition — regulations — medical — invalid
Key Words: service — vessel — senior officer — ex parte — appearance
2018-01-11 - R. v. Badhesa
Key Words: mental illness — sentence — offender — moral blameworthiness — assault causing bodily harm
2018-01-08 - R. v. Ciolli
Key Words: mental health — crystal methamphetamine — probation officer — sentence — threats
Key Words: bylaw — fines — strata corporation — unit — complaint
Key Words: corral gates — mirrored closet doors — wood flooring — entrance way wood stove — spare pump
2017-12-21 - K.S. v. C.D.
Key Words: income — film industry — child support — work — parent
2017-12-20 - C.J.A. v. E.M.A.
Key Words: expenses — children — tutor — pro-rata share — support
2017-12-20 - R. v. Tacchi
Key Words: mystery shopper — offence — sentence — fraudulently — probation
2017-12-20 - R. v. Shields
Key Words: bathroom incident — sexual — beyond a reasonable doubt — evidence — washroom
Key Words: abuse of process — extradition — disclosure of confidential information — damages — settlement conference
2017-12-15 - R. v. Davies
Key Words: assailant — stabbing — evidence — testimony — identification
2017-12-15 - R. v. Olenik
Key Words: sentence — probation — drug — fentanyl — drugs
2017-12-13 - C.A.P. v. C.E.H.
Key Words: payor parent — child support — omitted for publication — extra-ordinary expenses — hardship
2017-12-11 - R. v. Baldonaza et al.
Key Words: undercover operatives — wildlife — wild deer meat — fine — fines
2017-12-08 - R. v. Britt
Key Words: asked to use the telephone — surveillance videos — carton of cigarettes — recognition evidence — man who asked
2017-12-07 - B.H.C. v. F.G.J.P.
Key Words: at-risk family member — family violence — contact — child — prohibiting
2017-12-07 - R. v. Vaid
Key Words: evidence — subject vehicle — victims — shot — complainants
2017-12-07 - R. v. Alshehri
Key Words: driver s licence — driving — issued — in-car computer — student