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

2018-07-10 - R. v. C.R.F.
Key Words: evidence — cross-examination — red boxers — bedroom — deported
2018-07-10 - R. v. Nelson
Key Words: snow globe — fight — non-trivial bodily harm — assault — injuries
Key Words: attic — roof — condensation problem — roofing — plywood sheeting
Key Words: claimant — trim — doors — closets — corners
2018-07-05 - R. v. Hoffman
Key Words: glass — blood — residence — police — hair
2018-06-28 - R. v. J.A.C.
Key Words: age — sexual — grad — leggings — honest but mistaken belief
2018-06-22 - M.E.L. v. S.D.L.
Key Words: separation agreement — child support obligation — parent — arrears — income
2018-06-22 - R. v. Ranu
Key Words: delay — time — presumptive ceiling — exceptional — transitional
2018-06-21 - R. v. Harker
Key Words: bicycles — police — detention — detachment — evidence
Key Words: freight — counter-claim — defence — set-off — scheduling
Key Words: standard of care — police — expert evidence — investigation — officer
2018-06-18 - R. v. Paugh
Key Words: sealing — information to obtain — warrant — wire-tap packet — sealed
2018-06-15 - R. v. M.B.
Key Words: interview — tired — inducements — video — room
2018-06-14 - R. v. Jones
Key Words: alibi — evidence — motel — beyond a reasonable doubt — witness
2018-06-12 - R. v. Ngo
Key Words: grow operation — plants — residence — medicinal — licence to grow marihuana
2018-06-11 - R. v. Poblete et al.
Key Words: administration of justice into disrepute — bring the administration of justice — search — repute — seriousness
Key Words: credit card statements — cardholder — contractual interest — percent on cash advances — recordings
2018-06-11 - R. v. Poblete et al
Key Words: search warrant — information — heroin — redacted — drugs
2018-06-11 - R. v. Malhi
Key Words: dial-a-dope — arrest — mall — reasonable grounds — vehicle
2018-06-11 - R. v. M.B.
Key Words: interview — video recording — alleged offence — child — recordings