What is the standard of review on pure questions of law?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Reotech Construction Ltd. v Snider, 2022 BCSC 317 (CanLII):

The standard of review on pure questions of law is one of correctness. The standard of review for findings of fact requires a palpable and overriding error. A palpable error is one that is obvious or plainly seen: Housen v. Nikolaisen, 2002 SCC 33 at para. 5. An overriding error is an error that affects the outcome of the case.

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