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

2017-06-14 - S.H. v. M.H.
Key Words: income — separation — parent — retroactive child support — pay
Key Words: property taxes — jurisdiction — penalties — relief — misallocation
2017-06-13 - R. v. Joseph
Key Words: equivocation — withdraw the guilty plea — pre-sentence report — entered — charge
2017-06-12 - R. v. Lam
Key Words: probation officer — sentence — robbery — purses — break
2017-06-09 - R. v. Tran
Key Words: affiant — drugs — drug — information — heroin
Key Words: cattle — bond — livestock dealer s license — purchase — agent
2017-06-07 - R. v. Gjoka
Key Words: speed — vehicle — laser unit — evidence — highway
2017-06-07 - R. v. Bartolomeo
Key Words: knife — definition of weapon — cul-de-sac — blade — intimidate
Key Words: omitted for publication — grandmother — disclosures — mom — care
Key Words: parents — disruptive — service providers — care — delegate
2017-05-30 - Director v. V.F.
Key Words: child — care — foster parents — paternal grandparents — custody
2017-05-30 - K.L.M. v. K.P.Z.
Key Words: child support — biweekly — curling expenses — income — arrears
2017-05-29 - R. v. P.S.
Key Words: offences — sexual — sentencing — methamphetamine — psychological terror he caused
2017-05-26 - R. v. C.J.C.A.
Key Words: child — hundred percent sure — basement suite — asked — drug
Key Words: trees — tree-cutters — steep slope — cut — arborist
2017-05-23 - D.R.S. v. C.P.
Key Words: name — declaration of parentage — jurisdiction — guardianship — child
2017-05-18 - R. v. Keefer
Key Words: cow — video clips — animals — cows — cattle
2017-05-17 - R. v. Brotherston
Key Words: sentence — offences — probation — break — enter
2017-05-17 - R. v. Greensmyth
Key Words: breakfast — assault — testimony — cross-examination — kicks
2017-05-16 - R. v. Hammer
Key Words: certificate — reasonable notice — analyst — disclosure — intention to produce