Author Archives: Jonnette Watson Hamilton

About Jonnette Watson Hamilton

B.A. (Alta.), LL.B. (Dal.), LL.M. (Col.) Professor, University of Calgary. Professor Watson Hamilton was called to the Bar in Alberta in 1979 and practiced law until 1991. She has taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary since 1992. Currently she teaches Property Law, Legal Research and Methodology, and Theoretical Foundations of Property Law. Her research interests are in the areas of legal theory, legal reasoning, and Charter equality rights.

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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The Relevance of Sattva for Appeals from Arbitration Awards in Alberta

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF version: The Relevance of Sattva for Appeals from Arbitration Awards in Alberta Case commented on: Sattva Capital Corp v Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53 (CanLII) The Supreme Court’s decision in Sattva Capital Corp v … Continue reading

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What Does Radical Title Add to the Concept of Sovereignty?

By: Nigel Bankes and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: What Does Radical Title Add to the Concept of Sovereignty? Case commented on: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 The Crown’s radical title plays a larger role in the … Continue reading

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Establishing Aboriginal Title: A Return to Delgamuukw

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Establishing Aboriginal Title: A Return to Delgamuukw Case commented on: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 The declaration of Aboriginal title by the Supreme Court of Canada on June 26, 2014 — … Continue reading

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Conservation Easements and Fraud under the Land Titles Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Conservation Easements and Fraud under the Land Titles Act Case commented on: Nature Conservancy of Canada v Waterton Land Trust Ltd, 2014 ABQB 303 This 130 page, 605 paragraph judgment penned by Justice Paul … Continue reading

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Constraining a Landlord’s Ability to Terminate a Residential Tenancy by Raising the Rent

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Constraining a Landlord’s Ability to Terminate a Residential Tenancy by Raising the Rent Case commented on: Milner’s Aloha Mobile Home Park (1998) Ltd v Jenkins, 2014 ABQB 229 (CanLII) This is an important decision … Continue reading

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The Abatement of Rent Remedy under Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Abatement of Rent Remedy under Alberta’s Residential Tenancies Act Case commented on: Perpelitz v Manor Management Ltd., 2014 ABPC 63 There are few enough written decisions considering the landlord’s duties under Alberta’s 10-year-old … Continue reading

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What is the Legal Effect of an Unenforceable Agreement in an Unjust Enrichment Claim?

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: What is the Legal Effect of an Unenforceable Agreement in an Unjust Enrichment Claim? Case commented on: Lemoine v Griffith, 2014 ABCA 46 The recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Lemoine … Continue reading

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U of C and U of A Law Profs’ Submission to the Law Society of Alberta on Trinity Western University Law School

By Jennifer Koshan, Jonnette Watson Hamilton and Alice Woolley  PDF Version: U of C and U of A Law Profs’ Submission to the Law Society of Alberta on Trinity Western University Law School Commented on: Letter from members of the … Continue reading

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Arbitrators Have the Last Word on Procedural or Interlocutory Matters

By Jonnette Watson Hamilton  PDF Version: Arbitrators Have the Last Word on Procedural or Interlocutory Matters Case commented on: Suncor Energy Inc v Alberta, 2013 ABQB 728 Suncor Energy Inc v Alberta is a decision by Chief Justice Neil Wittmann … Continue reading

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