APA Style, 6th Edition

HOW TO CITE CANADIAN ACTS OR STATUTES FROM A WEBSITE

Author, A. & Author, B. (Date of publication). Title of report in sentence case and italics: Capitalize first word of subtitle. Retrieved from http://website.com


NOTE: The APA Manual (2010) recommends following the Bluebook citation style for Canadian legislation. Refer to the Simon Fraser University library website for additional formats such as case law, parliamentary debates, and regulations.

There are two options for citing this source in-text:

1) The short version of the title of the act or statute in mixed case, italics and the date of publication are placed in brackets at the end of the sentence:

(Criminal Code, 1985)

2) Alternatively, the citation may be integrated into the sentence with a signal phrase and narrative:

According to the Criminal Code (1985), the willful promotion of “hatred against any identifiable group” is “an indictable offence."


APA rules for in-text citation change depending on the number/type of author(s). Count the authors and follow the rule below:

Work with ONE author
Work with TWO authors
Work with THREE to FIVE authors
Work with SIX or more authors
Work with a GROUP, ORGANIZATION or CORPORATE author
Work with NO author specified
INTERVIEW, PRESENTATION, or PERSONAL COMMUNICATION (Unpublished)
SECONDARY SOURCE (A source found inside a source)
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