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Academic Integrity - Referencing, Citation & Avoiding Plagiarism: Parliamentary and legal material

This guide explains what referencing and citation is and how to use the APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Vancouver Styles. It includes a short interactive tutorial on each style.

Parliamentary and legal material

Reference: Country. City/Province. Bill number, Title. Parliament session, Year. Any other relevant information.


Canada. Ottawa. C-34, Agricultural Marketing Programs Act. 2d session, 35th Parliament, 1997. Assented to 25 April 1997, Statutes of Canada 1997, c. 20.

In-Text Citation: Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.


The Canadian Government introduced a seven per cent tax rebate on all agricultural equipment in 1997.¹

Footnote: #. Bill number, Title, session number, Parliament number, Year, any other relevant information.


1. Bill C-34, Agricultural Marketing Programs Act, 2d sess., 35th Parliament, 1997 (assented to 25 April 1997), Statutes of Canada 1997, c. 20


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