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Industrial Relations & Human Resources Library

A guide to resources available through the Industrial Relations/Human Resources Library and the University of Toronto Library System

Legal Citations

Legal sources are cited according to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (also called the McGill Guide).

Parts of a Legal Citation

The following describes the parts of an example arbitration case citation:

visual example of a legal citation.


What the parts mean in the example citation:

Prestressed Systems Inc. and L.I.U.N.A., Local 625, (2005), 137 L.A.C. (4th) 193 (Lynk)

Prestressed Systems Inc. and L.I.U.N.A., Local 625 is the case name

(2005) is the year of the decision

137 L.A.C. (4th) is the title and volume number of the report Labour Arbitration Cases and (4th) is the fourth series of the L.A.C.

193 is the page number

(Lynk) is the last name of the arbitrator

Examples of Labour Arbitration Case Citations

Navistar Canada Inc. and C.A.W., Local 504, (2010) O.L.A.A. No. 227 (QL) (Newman)

Prestressed Systems Inc. and L.I.U.N.A., Local 625, (2005), 137 L.A.C. (4th) 193 (Lynk)

Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. No. 297 and U.F.C.W., Local 1815, (2004), B.C.C.A.A.A. No 242 (QL) (Steeves)

Wasaya Airways LP and A.L.P.A. (Wyndels) (2010), 195 L.A.C. (4th) 1 (Marcotte)


Citing Collective Agreements

To cite collective agreements, following this format:

Parties to the collective agreement (Year). Title of collective agreement in sentence case including term of agreement. URL.


The Governing Council of the University of Toronto and The United Steelworkers. (2021). Collective agreement for the "staff appointed" bargaining unit, term of agreement: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021