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Simon Fraser University has developed a guide to Citing Canadian Government Documents APA Style

The APA guide recommends you use the legal style manual of your country to cite its respective legal source. The Canadian style guide for legal citation is the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation [paper], also known as McGill style. Saint Mary's currently has the 2010 edition; Dalhousie Law Library has the 2018 edition.

Canadian guide to uniform legal citation = Manuel canadien de la référence juridique.(7th ed =7e éd.. ed.). (2010). Toronto: Carswell. Saint Mary's University Library Reference Collection: KE 259 C35 2010

APA does not provide examples of how to cite Canadian government or legal publications. It does, however, include some examples of how to cite American government and legal publications (see p. 314 and pp. 355-368 (Chapter 11) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological  Association, 7th ed. ). Always check with your instructor first if you have questions about how to cite government or legal publications.

  • Chapter 11: Legal References. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Seventh ed. Washington, DC.: American Psychological Association, 2019. SMU Library Reference Collection: BF 76.7 P83 2020

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