What is the standard of appellate review of a trial judge's findings of fact?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Rizzolo v. Brett, 2010 BCCA 398 (CanLII):

The standard of appellate review of a trial judge’s findings of fact is set out in Housen v. Nikolaisen, 2002 SCC 33, [2002] 2 S.C.R. 235, at para. 10. In Housen the majority reaffirmed that the facts found by the trial judge should not be overturned unless there is some “palpable and overriding error”.

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