The standard of review to be applied by an appellate court reviewing the decision of a trial judge concerning matters of custody and access is that set out in Van de Perre v. Edwards, 2001 SCC 60,  2 S.C.R. 1014, citing Hickey v. Hickey, 1999 CanLII 691 (SCC),  2 S.C.R. 518. In short, appeal courts should not overturn orders of trial judges unless the reasons disclose an error in principle, a significant misapprehension of the evidence, or an error in law.
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