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

2017-02-06 - R. v. Lee
Key Words: dial-a-dope organization — property — drug addiction — surveilled — dial-a-dope scheme
2017-02-06 - R. v. Ordano
Key Words: mental disorder — time of the offence — shotgun — fishing trip — manic episode
2017-02-06 - R. v. Nguyen
Key Words: residence — high-pitched noise — garage door — police — search
Key Words: vehicle — driveway — southbound — trailer — u-turn
2017-02-03 - McCrea v. Fournier
Key Words: deck — siding — crew — facia — infilling
2017-02-01 - R. v. Knowles
Key Words: firearm — gun — loaded — offence — sentence
2017-02-01 - Williams v. Starbucks
Key Words: cup — temperature of the tea — hot — lid were defective — cups
Key Words: child — sexually abused — dog incident — mental health — disclosures
2017-01-31 - R. v. V. K. R.
Key Words: offender — major sexual assault — sentencing — starting point — mitigating
2017-01-31 - R. v. Klyne
Key Words: conditional sentence — offender — accounts — gambling disorder — theft
2017-01-31 - R. v. J. L. B.
Key Words: offender — probation — conditional discharge — sexual — pet supply
2017-01-30 - R. v. O.J.M.
Key Words: sexual assault — tell — free to leave — suspect — interview
2017-01-30 - R. v. McCormick
Key Words: fentanyl pills — sentence — trafficking — cocaine — heroin
2017-01-30 - B.W.R. v. C.S.F.
Key Words: parenting time — guardianship — best interests of the children — family violence — contact with the child
2017-01-27 - R. v. Ward
Key Words: victim fine surcharge — driving without due care — offence — left-hand turn — traffic
2017-01-27 - R. v. Ward
Key Words: southbound — traffic — collision — northbound — motorcycle
Key Words: grandmother — father — best interests of the children — visit — guardians
Key Words: laser — radar — speed — tested — device
Key Words: imminent peril — defence of necessity — boyfriend — harm inflicted — laptop
2017-01-26 - J.R.M. v. K.J.H.
Key Words: parenting time — child support — school — bi-weekly — day-care