What is the standard of review for errors of law at appeal?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Carvalho v. Amorim, 2022 ONCA 158 (CanLII):

On appeal, errors of law are to be reviewed on a standard of correctness. Factual findings and issues of mixed fact and law are owed deference and are only to be overturned if the application judge made a palpable and overring error: Housen v. Nikolaisen, 2002 SCC 33, at paras. 8, 10.

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