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: bailee — motorcycle — compound — thief — bailment
Key Words: foster — child — custody — biological — attachment
2017-09-12 - Dionne v. Krause
Key Words: chassis — vehicle — stolen — cab — seller
2017-09-06 - R. v. Tardif
Key Words: taxation — single transaction rule — offence — indictment — elements
2017-09-05 - R. v. Khan
Key Words: unmarked crosswalk — pedestrian — northbound — lanes — pick-up truck
2017-08-30 - R. v. Nendick
Key Words: offenses — sentencing — three-year to be served consecutively — committed the offense of breaking — counts coupled with a three-year
2017-08-28 - R. v. Christie
Key Words: dial-a-dope operation — suspended sentence — powder cocaine — wherein — rehabilitation
2017-08-25 - R. v. Nguyen
Key Words: sentence — marijuana — grossly disproportionate — grow operation — plants
2017-08-25 - R. v. Balog
Key Words: recycling depot — breath — strong to over-powering — detachment — arrest
Key Words: retaining wall — property — water — sprinkler — irrigation
2017-08-23 - B.G.I. v. J.C.
Key Words: spousal support — income — child support — interim — separation
2017-08-17 - R. v. R.B.P.
Key Words: peepee — evidence — father — sexual activity — child
2017-08-17 - C.B.B. v. M.B.
Key Words: omitted for publication — parenting time — relocation — child — emotional well-being
2017-08-16 - R. v. Williams
Key Words: appearance — scheduler — presumptive ceiling — transitional exceptional circumstance — time
2017-08-16 - R. v. Nichols
Key Words: defence — delay — subtracted — bird s eye view — prawns
2017-08-16 - R. v. Nichols
Key Words: grant intervenor status — prawns — provincial — fishing — jurisdiction
2017-08-16 - R. v. M.M.
Key Words: defence — continuation — markedly — days — time
2017-08-15 - R. v. Hammer
Key Words: grams of heroin — trafficking — drugs — found — located
2017-08-14 - R. v. Leer
Key Words: fire — sentence — arson — offender — mental
2017-08-14 - R. v. S.W.P.
Key Words: bedroom — intruder — fingerprint — subject residence — window