Category Archives: Property

The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Harsh Consequences of Ignoring the Dower Act Case Commented On: Joncas v Joncas, 2017 ABCA 50 (CanLII) If you are a married Albertan with a piece of real property registered in your name alone, … Continue reading

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Reasons, Respect and Reconciliation

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Reasons, Respect and Reconciliation Case Commented On: Kainaiwa/Blood Tribe v Alberta (Energy), 2017 ABQB 107 (CanLII) Reconciliation between Canada’s settler society and First Nations and other indigenous communities certainly requires mutual respect but it should also … Continue reading

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Residential Tenancy Agreements, Options to Purchase, In Terrorem Clauses, and Relief from Forfeiture

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton  PDF Version: Residential Tenancy Agreements, Options to Purchase, In Terrorem Clauses, and Relief from Forfeiture Case Commented On: Dreamworks Ventures Ltd v Dye, 2017 ABPC 20 (CanLII) This residential tenancy case, arising in the context of a … Continue reading

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Co-Owners and Adverse Possession – The Uniqueness of Alberta?

By: Nickie Nikolaou PDF Version: Co-Owners and Adverse Possession – The Uniqueness of Alberta? Case Commented On: Verhulst Estate v Denesik, 2016 ABQB 668 (CanLII) In an earlier post, I concluded that Master Schlosser was correct in finding that a co-owner … Continue reading

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Street v Mountford Applied to Decide: A Residential Tenancy Agreement or a Licence?

By: Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: Street v Mountford Applied to Decide: A Residential Tenancy Agreement or a Licence? Case Commented On: Singh v RJB Developments Inc., 2016 ABPC 305 (CanLII) This Provincial Court decision by Judge Jerry LeGrandeur, Associate Chief … Continue reading

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