Van de Perre v. Edwards,  2 SCR 1014, 2001 SCC 60 (CanLII)
Issue: Appeal of custody orders. Complete Decision.
Decision: An appellate court may only intervene in the decision of a trial judge if he or she erred in law or made a material error in the appreciation of the facts. Custody and access decisions are inherently exercises in discretion. This discretion vested in the trial judge enables a balanced evaluation of the best interests of the child.