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: conspiracy — unlawful — constables — negligence — claimant
2017-04-18 - R. v. Jiang et al.
Key Words: scheme — conventional jail sentence — immigration — index offences — tax
2017-04-13 - T.H. v. A.T.
Key Words: children — parenting time — guardianship — emotional well-being — parental responsibilities
2017-04-13 - N.V. v. J.C.
Key Words: father — child support — daughter — income — guideline
2017-04-06 - R. v. R.A.B.
Key Words: microwave — kill — beyond a reasonable doubt — evidence — threats
2017-04-06 - R. v. Liu
Key Words: duties — goods — diamond ring — handbag — taxes
Key Words: common law doctrine of abuse — traffic ticket for speeding — stay — delay — doctrine of abuse of process
Key Words: continuing custody — choices — counsellors — risk of physical harm — trauma
Key Words: continuing care — parents — child — father — capacity
2017-03-27 - R. v. T.J.B.G.
Key Words: treatment — probation — mental health — illness — facility
2017-03-27 - R. v. DeSautel
Key Words: traditional territory — hunting — aboriginal right to hunt — assertion of sovereignty — ancestors
2017-03-24 - R. v. Chan
Key Words: marijuana — arrest — vehicle — smell — search
2017-03-24 - R. v. T.J.L.
Key Words: accommodation — witness — testify — courtroom — affidavit
2017-03-20 - R. v. C.L.D.
Key Words: probation — expressio unius est exclusio alterius — spousal assault — victim — omitted for publication
2017-03-17 - S.H. v. J.Z.C.
Key Words: will have parenting time — child support — half of the day care — commencing — receipts
Key Words: children — custody — omitted for publication — relationship — alcohol
2017-03-16 - R. v. C.A.H.
Key Words: tweet — sentence — child pornography — sexual — probation
2017-03-16 - R. v. Mak et al.
Key Words: trees in the backyard — notes of communications — build a three car garage — cut — able to make full answer
2017-03-15 - R. v. Harry
Key Words: bait vehicle — police — investigative detention — search — young males
2017-03-15 - R. v. M.L.F.
Key Words: possession — prosecutor — witness — documents — disclosure