Answered By: Jonathan Faerber
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2021     Views: 19

Please format citations and references to Canadian legal documents to the rules described in the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Law Journal, 2018). Following the Canadian legal citation system for these resources will both “verify that your legal references (a) contain the information necessary for retrieval and (b) reflect the current status of legal authority” (2020, p.356) with the result that “legal references are usually already written in legal style and require few, if any, changes for an APA Style reference list entry” (2020, p. 355).

Please search WriteAnswers to find specific information about formatting citations to different kinds of Canadian legal documents, such as the information on citing cases, laws, or parliamentary papers below:

To review these examples and further information about the Canadian legal citation as a downloadable word document, please see our Legal Citation Help Guide. Finally, the following quizzes and exercises supplement the help guide and WriteAnswers FAQ entries with practice questions and examples as well:


American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

McGill Law Journal. (2018). Canadian guide to uniform legal citation (9th ed.). Thomson Reuters.