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

2017-11-14 - R. v. Antoine
Key Words: aboriginal — offender — sentence — community — factors
2017-11-10 - R. v. Downes
Key Words: kids — mens rea — persons under the age — arena — children
2017-11-09 - Woods v. Lillies
Key Words: claimants — moisture in the crawl space — vapour barrier — home — caveat emptor
2017-11-08 - R. v. R.G.D.
Key Words: restitution — sentence — victim — punitive damages — assault
2017-11-01 - R. v. Apperloo
Key Words: carfentanil — fentanyl — heroin — drugs — methamphetamine
Key Words: report — meet the standard of care — malpractice — professional — speedy
2017-10-31 - R. v. Corbett
Key Words: joint — offence — public interest — sentencing — victim
2017-10-30 - R v. D.C.R.
Key Words: sentencing — delay — presumptive ceiling — presentence reports — defence
2017-10-30 - R. v. HMTQ et al.
Key Words: disclosure — electronic — documents — meta data — fuel
2017-10-30 - R. v. S.P.W.
Key Words: disclosure — undertaking — defence — full answer — materials
2017-10-30 - R. v. Butler
Key Words: presence of fentanyl — sentence — heroin — drug — cocaine
2017-10-25 - R. v. Gelowitz
Key Words: text messages — search of the cell phone — arrest — marijuana — police
2017-10-23 - R. v. Barahona
Key Words: stabbed — apartment — saw — beyond a reasonable doubt — fight
2017-10-19 - Grant v. Rossander
Key Words: work — email — deficiencies — wall oven — cost
2017-10-18 - M.S. v. N.H.
Key Words: expenses — underpayment — receipts — arrears — amortized
2017-10-16 - R. v. Leo
Key Words: indigenous — offender — daughter — bookkeeper — embezzlement
2017-10-16 - M.M. v. N.A.
Key Words: father — overnights — children — parenting time — interim
Key Words: spill — lift station — deleterious substance — waste water treatment — catch basin
Key Words: children — parents — deleted for publication — supervising social worker — cocaine
2017-10-06 - R. v. S.S.V.
Key Words: youth — young person — bail — detention — vehicle