Can a plaintiff receive exemplary or punitive damages for trespass?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Stewart v Phillips, 2018 BCSC 828 (CanLII):

The plaintiff also seeks exemplary or punitive damages for trespass. It is clear that exemplary or punitive damages for trespass can be awarded by the court: Thee v. Martin, 1998 CarswellBC 339 (S.C.).

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