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.

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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The Difference Between a Duplex and a Semi-Detached House

PDF Version: The Difference Between a Duplex and a Semi-Detached House Case commented on: Deagle v 1678452 Alberta Ltd., 2013 ABQB 708 Does permission to construct a semi-detached dwelling allow the building of a secondary suite? That was the essence … Continue reading

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Disclosure of Foreign Assets in Matrimonial Property Actions

PDF Version: Disclosure of Foreign Assets in Matrimonial Property Actions Case commented on: Chikonyora v Chikonyora, 2013 ABCA 320 Had the decision of the Court of Queen’s Bench been allowed to stand in this case, the division of matrimonial property … Continue reading

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Enforcing and Extending Vexatious Litigant Orders

PDF Version: Enforcing and Extending Vexatious Litigant Orders Case commented on: 1158997 Alberta Inc v Maple Trust Company, 2013 ABQB 483 This decision is interesting for two reasons. First, it illustrates a problem with the vexatious litigant provisions in Part … Continue reading

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