This guide offers a variety of examples for the type of legal sources commonly used in academic assignments. Examples are based on our interpretation of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th Edition or taken directly from the manual itself. The Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation is commonly referred to as the McGill Guide hence the name of our guide.
You may be required to use a combination of APA Citation Style and McGill depending on the type of work you are producing for your instructor.
NOTE: Your instructor may have different citing expectations than the rules outlined in this guide. Please confirm with them that the citing rules you are following are appropriate for your class.
To locate official electronic versions for Canada and British Columbia use the following sites:
Commonly seen terminology & abbreviations in the following pages (for a full legal glossary see the BC Laws website)
|cl||Bill subdivisions are clauses: cl for singular; cls for plural|
|CRC||Consolidated Regulations of Canada|
|SC||Statutes of Canada|
|RSC||Revised Statutes of Canada|
|SOR||Statutory orders & regulations|
|Pinpoint||Use a pinpoint to cite a specific part of the text. The pinpoint can be a paragraph (para), session (s), or sessions (ss)|