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.

Landlords, Tenants, and Domestic Violence: Who is a “Tenant” under the Residential Tenancies Act?

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Landlords, Tenants, and Domestic Violence: Who is a “Tenant” under the Residential Tenancies Act? Report Commented On: Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, Domestic Violence: Roles of Landlords and Property Managers, Final Report, March 2017 … Continue reading

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The Potential Impact of a Quebec Superior Court Challenge on Access to Justice in Alberta

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Potential Impact of a Quebec Superior Court Challenge on Access to Justice in Alberta Blog Post Commented On: “Clash of Courts”, Double Aspect Blog by Leonid Sirota, 23 July 2017 In his brief post … Continue reading

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The Impact of a Dower Act Life Estate on the Valuation and Distribution of Intestate Estates

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Impact of a Dower Act Life Estate on the Valuation and Distribution of Intestate Estates Case Commented On: Estate of Johnson, Rick Allen (Re), 2017 ABQB 399 (CanLII) The deceased, Rick Allen Johnson, died … Continue reading

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Abatement of Rent for Landlord’s Breach of the Minimum Housing and Health Standards

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Abatement of Rent for Landlord’s Breach of the Minimum Housing and Health Standards Case Commented On: C.V. Benefits Inc. v Angus, 2017 ABPC 118 (CanLII) This decision is important for two reasons. First, Assistant Chief … Continue reading

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Interim Measures in a Classic Church Property Dispute

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Interim Measures in a Classic Church Property Dispute Case Commented On: Bruderheim Community Church v Moravian Church in America (Canadian District), 2017 ABQB 355 (CanLII) In this brief judgment, Justice Brian Burrows granted an interim … Continue reading

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