What is the standard of appellate review on a family matter?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from K.W. v N.Q, 2021 BCSC 2495 (CanLII):

In Kane v. Proffitt, 2018 BCCA 106 at para. 42 [Kane], Madam Justice Smith explained that the standard of appellate review on a family matter is a high one. The purpose is not to re-try the case, but to examine the record to determine if a material or reversible error has been demonstrated:

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