Judgments & Decisions
B.C. Provincial Court judgments are located on CanLII (Canadian Legal Information Institute), a national legal information databank.
- For help in finding Provincial Court decisions on CanLII, see How to find Provincial Court Decisions on CanLII.
- To learn the basics of legal research and get more detailed information about using CanLII, see The CanLII Primer.
- To develop a step-by-step legal research process, particularly if you’re a legal professional, see The Canadian Legal Research and Writing Guide.
- To receive an RSS feed of all B.C. Provincial Court decisions posted on the CanLII, see CanLII ProvCourt RSS feed (Internet Explorer works better for this than Chrome)
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