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.

For Shame: An Obvious and Fundamental Breach of Natural Justice by the Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS)

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: For Shame: An Obvious and Fundamental Breach of Natural Justice by the Residential Tenancies Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS) Case Commented On: Kerr v Coulombe, 2016 ABQB 11 (CanLII) A tenant, Gary Kerr, showed up … Continue reading

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Setting Aside Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Orders for Problems with Service: It Can’t Be Done

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Setting Aside Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service Orders for Problems with Service: It Can’t Be Done Case Commented On: Abougouche v Miller, 2015 ABQB 724 (CanLII) As the recently-appointed Master in Chambers, James R. … Continue reading

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The Residential Tenancies Act and Domestic Violence: Facilitating Flight?

By: Jennifer Koshan and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Residential Tenancies Act and Domestic Violence: Facilitating Flight? Legislation Commented On: Bill 204: Residential Tenancies (Safer Spaces for Victims of Domestic Violence) Amendment Act, 2015 Bill 204, the Residential Tenancies … Continue reading

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Reasonable Notice of Termination in an Executive, Short-Term Employment Context

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Reasonable Notice of Termination in an Executive, Short-Term Employment Context Case Commented On: Bahrami v AGS Flexitallic Inc, 2015 ABQB 536 (CanLII) The issue in this case was the appropriate amount of severance pay … Continue reading

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Section 6 of the Federal Interest Act is Obsolete

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Section 6 of the Federal Interest Act is Obsolete Case Commented On: David v Premiere Canadian Mortgage Corporation, 2015 ABQB 505 (CanLII) In this decision, Justice Robert A. Graesser makes an interesting policy argument … Continue reading

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“Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams”

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: “Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams” Case Commented On: Hood v Skauge, 2015 ABQB 476 (CanLII) Those who are old enough to remember — and who liked — the 1984-1995 TV show, “Lifestyles of the … Continue reading

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Sources of Superior Courts’ Jurisdiction to Declare Litigants to be Vexatious

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Sources of Superior Courts’ Jurisdiction to Declare Litigants to be Vexatious Case Commented On: Sikora Estate (Re), 2015 ABQB 467 (CanLII) This decision indirectly raises a question about the jurisdiction of Alberta’s Court of … Continue reading

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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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