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.

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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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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