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.

Punitive Damages and the Residential Tenancies Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Punitive Damages and the Residential Tenancies Act Case Commented On: Wilderdijk-Streutker v Zhao, 2017 ABPC 24 (CanLII) Punitive damages are rarely awarded in residential tenancy disputes, but Wilderdijk-Streutker v Zhao is one of those rare … Continue reading

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When is a Lease an Improper Subdivision of Land?

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: When is a Lease an Improper Subdivision of Land? Case Commented On: Paskal Holdings Inc v Loedeman, 2017 ABCA 29 (CanLII) An instrument or a caveat related to an instrument “that has the effect or … Continue reading

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The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act Case Commented On: Joncas v Joncas, 2017 ABCA 50 (CanLII) If you are a married Albertan with a piece of real property registered in your name alone, … Continue reading

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Residential Tenancy Agreements, Options to Purchase, In Terrorem Clauses, and Relief from Forfeiture

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton  PDF Version: Residential Tenancy Agreements, Options to Purchase, In Terrorem Clauses, and Relief from Forfeiture Case Commented On: Dreamworks Ventures Ltd v Dye, 2017 ABPC 20 (CanLII) This residential tenancy case, arising in the context of a … Continue reading

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Street v Mountford Applied to Decide: A Residential Tenancy Agreement or a Licence?

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Street v Mountford Applied to Decide: A Residential Tenancy Agreement or a Licence? Case Commented On: Singh v RJB Developments Inc., 2016 ABPC 305 (CanLII) This Provincial Court decision by Judge Jerry LeGrandeur, Associate Chief … Continue reading

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