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.

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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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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