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

2018-09-18 - R. v. Brown
Key Words: fentanyl — sentencing — pre-sentence report — purpose of trafficking — drug
Key Words: battery — tow — start — bailee for reward — prudent owner
2018-09-14 - R. v. Jiang et al
Key Words: disclosure — defence-caused delay — presumptive ceiling — admissibility of the recognition evidence — advises
2018-09-07 - R. v. Johnston
Key Words: golf carts — complainants — sentence — probation officer — restitution
2018-09-07 - R. v. Agnew
Key Words: beyond a reasonable doubt — suicidal — message — drive into oncoming traffic — offence
Key Words: pavers — retaining wall — hot tub — turf — backyard
2018-08-30 - R. v. Marsden
Key Words: suicidal — pain — possess firearms — ammunition — ideation
2018-08-29 - R. v. Nelson
Key Words: mistake — road — reserve — public place — prohibition
2018-08-24 - B.C. v. P.H.
Key Words: omitted for publication — parenting time — non-compensatory spousal support — standard of living — child support
2018-08-24 - E.L.G. v. J.R.G.
Key Words: omitted for publication — parenting time — child — school — alcohol
Key Words: fish slips — traps — harvest logs — commercial crab — halibut
2018-08-21 - R. v. Fisher
Key Words: kissing — jail sentence — police — victim — sexual
2018-08-20 - R. v. J.M.D.
Key Words: harassed — false — fear for her safety — beyond a reasonable doubt — text messages
2018-08-17 - R. v. Carlson
Key Words: reasonable apprehension of bias — defence — recusal — audio recording — impartiality
2018-08-08 - R. v. J.L.H.
Key Words: victim — sexually — offence — wherein — sentencing
2018-08-07 - Hayward v. Gill
Key Words: vehicle — traffic — driver — collision — front
2018-08-02 - R. v. Thurley
Key Words: dialectical behavioural therapy — predicate offences — borderline personality disorder — long-term supervision — mental health
2018-07-31 - L.W. v. J.W.
Key Words: stepparent — biological father — coverage — eldest child — non-pecuniary contributions
2018-07-31 - J.A.K. v. A.J.T.
Key Words: arrears — omitted for publication — grossly unfair — child support — tax return shows
2018-07-31 - R. v. Movassaghi
Key Words: cell phone — electronic device — holding — distracted — screen