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Chicago Style Guide - 17th Edition

Government Document - Online Publication, Organisation as Author

FORMAT

Provincial or Federal Government. Name of Authoring Government Department, Agency or Committee. Title of Document. PlacePublished: Publishing Department, Agency or Committee, Year. URL.

EXAMPLE

British Columbia. Ministry of Education. Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines. Victoria, BC: Ministry of Education, 2016. http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/ppandg.htm.

FOOTNOTE FORM

31. British Columbia, Ministry of Education, Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines (Victoria, BC: Ministry of Education, 2016), http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/ppandg.htm.

MORE DETAILS

  • Print and online government publications are cited the same. For online government publications, add the URL at the end of the citation.
  • For additional information on citing Canadian government documents or legal cases consult the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, available at the Research Help Desk. 

Government Document - Online Publication, Organisation as Author

FORMAT

Provincial or Federal Government. Name of Authoring Government Department, Agency or Committee. Title of Document. PlacePublished: Publishing Department, Agency or Committee, Year. URL.

EXAMPLE

Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Ottawa, ON: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 2006. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20071115053257/http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ch/rcap/sg/sgmm_e.html.

FOOTNOTE FORM

35. Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (Ottawa, ON: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 2006), http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20071115053257/http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ch/rcap/sg/sgmm_e.html.

Government Document - Online Publication in a Series

FORMAT

Provincial or Federal Government. Name of Authoring Government Department, Agency or Committee. Author's LastName, FirstName. "Title of Document." Title of Series. PlacePublished: Publishing Department, Agency or Committee, Year. URL.

EXAMPLE

Canada. Library of Parliament. Political and Social Affairs Division. Shaver, Andrea. “Teen Suicide.” Backgrounder. Ottawa, ON: Library of Parliament, 1990. http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp236-e.htm.

FOOTNOTE FORM

34. Canada, Library of Parliament, Political and Social Affairs Division, Andrea Shaver, “Teen Suicide,” Backgrounder (Ottawa, ON: Library of Parliament, 1990), http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/bp236-e.htm.

Government Document - Print Publication, Personal Author

FORMAT

Author's LastName, FirstName Initial. Title of Document. PlacePublished: Publishing Department, Agency or Committee, Year.

EXAMPLE

Clapp, Frank A. Ministry of Transportation and Highways Inland and Coastal Ferries. Victoria, BC: Ministry of Transportation and Highways, 1981.

FOOTNOTE FORM

33. Frank A.Clapp, Ministry of Transportation and Highways Inland and Coastal Ferries (Victoria, B.C.: Ministry of Transportation and Highways, 1981), 7.

Government Document - Print Publication, Organisation as Author

FORMAT

Provincial or Federal Government. Name of Authoring Government Department, Agency or Committee. Title of Document.  PlacePublished: Publishing Department, Agency or Committee, Year. URL.

EXAMPLE

Canada. Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Brief to the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1991.

FOOTNOTE FORM

36. Canada, Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Brief to the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies (Ottawa, ON: Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women, 1991), 12.