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VIC187: Prosperity, Justice & Sustainability: Intro to Public Policy

Citation examples and guidance

Citing a (parliamentary) bill in APA citation style


Provincial Bill example:

Bill 23: Rent Stabilization Act (2021). 1st Reading Oct. 19, 2021. 42nd Parliament, 2nd Session.

Retrieved from the Legislative Assembly of Ontario site: ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-2/bill-23


You'll see that the Ontario Legislative Assembly's Current Bills, page include the bill number and which reading it has attained.
 

Federal Bill example (from Simon Fraser University's library)

Bill C-6: An Act Respecting the Safety of Consumer Products. (2009). 1st Reading Feb. 5, 2009, 40th Parliament,

2nd session. Retrieved from the Parliament of Canada website: http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/About/Parliament/LegislativeSummaries/Bills_ls.asp?lang=F&ls=c6&Parl=40&Ses=2&source=library_prb

This is the page to access Federal Bills (Parliament of Canada) note that they are organized by parliamentary session.

Overall APA Citation Guide

APA Citation Guide (from the OWL at Excelsior College) Expand the page's menu items at left to soo how to cite different formats.
 

Other citation styles for governmental publications:

(from a U of T librarian colleague, Sam-chin Li):