Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island
Search the CanLII.ca database for written decisions dating back to 1993. This database is updated as decisions are released.
Judgments are also called reasons for judgment, reasons or decisions. A judgement is the explanation the court gives at the conclusion of a hearing, explaining why an order is being made.
What is the difference between a judgement and an order of the court?
By contrast, an order is the formal expression of the ruling of the court.
Reasons for judgment may be delivered immediately after the hearing ends. However, often the judge will reserve judgment, which means the judge will take some time to consider the matter before issuing the judgment. When a judgment is reserved, it is usually written, though it may be delivered orally.
How and when are reasons for judgement delivered?
Reserved judgments, once released, are posted to this website and may be available to legal publishers (unless subject to publication restrictions).
Decisions given orally by the court in the courtroom at the conclusion of a hearing are not available from the database.