Author Archives: Jonnette Watson Hamilton

About Jonnette Watson Hamilton

B.A. (Alta.), LL.B. (Dal.), LL.M. (Col.). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Expensive, Complex Appeals from Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Orders

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton      PDF Version: Expensive, Complex Appeals from Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Orders Case Commented On: Nee v Ayre & Oxford Inc, 2015 ABQB 402 (CanLII) The decision by Justice Donald Lee in Nee v Ayre & … Continue reading

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A Trap for the Unwary: Assuming High Ratio Mortgages

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: A Trap for the Unwary: Assuming High Ratio Mortgages Case Commented On: CIBC Mortgages Inc v Abdallah, 2015 ABQB 363 (CanLII); Bank of Montreal v Hoehn, 2010 ABQB 405 (CanLII) Five years ago, in … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Latest Equality Rights Decision: An Emphasis on Arbitrariness

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s Latest Equality Rights Decision: An Emphasis on Arbitrariness Case Commented On: Kahkewistahaw First Nation v Taypotat, 2015 SCC 30 (CanLII) The Supreme Court released its decision in Kahkewistahaw … Continue reading

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A Cautionary Tale for Step-Parents and Step-Children

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: A Cautionary Tale for Step-Parents and Step-Children Case Commented On: Peters Estate (Re), 2015 ABQB 168 CanLII People have many different ways of defining “family” and what being part of a family means to … Continue reading

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A Vexatious Litigant After Only Two Applications

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: A Vexatious Litigant After Only Two Applications in One Proceeding Case Commented On: Re FJR (Dependent Adult), 2015 ABQB 112 (CanLII) Although the Alberta law giving the courts more power to deal with “vexatious … Continue reading

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The Website of the Alberta Courts

By: Nigel Bankes, Jennifer Koshan, and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Website of the Alberta Courts Matter Commented On: The Alberta Courts’ website This post deals with Court websites. We are posting it now because all three Alberta Courts … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court’s Other Opportunity to Revisit Adverse Effects Discrimination under the Charter: Taypotat v Taypotat

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Supreme Court’s Other Opportunity to Revisit Adverse Effects Discrimination under the Charter: Taypotat v Taypotat Case Commented On: Taypotat v Taypotat, 2012 FC 1036; rev’d 2013 FCA 192; leave to … Continue reading

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Judicial Economy, Judicial Extravagance and Pension Splitting under a Matrimonial Property Order

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Judicial Economy, Judicial Extravagance and Pension Splitting under a Matrimonial Property Order Case Commented On: McMorran v Alberta Pension Services Corporation, 2014 ABCA 387 The Court of Appeal decision in McMorran v Alberta Pension Services … Continue reading

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Assisted Suicide and Adverse Effects Discrimination: Where Will the Supreme Court Go in Carter?

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Assisted Suicide and Adverse Effects Discrimination: Where Will the Supreme Court Go in Carter? Case Commented On: Carter v Canada (Attorney General), 2012 BCSC 886, rev’d 2013 BCCA 435, leave to … Continue reading

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Disagreement in the Court of Appeal about the Wisdom of Judicial Economy

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Disagreement in the Court of Appeal about the Wisdom of Judicial Economy Case Commented On: Calgary Jewish Academy v Condominium Plan 9110544, 2014 ABCA 279 In this judgement, the Court of Appeal reversed the … Continue reading

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