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APA Citation Style Guide (6th ed.): Government Documents

Government Documents

The APA Publication Manual, 6th edition does not cover Canadian government publications.  It does include some examples from American government sources ( pp. 205-206 and 216-224).  The following examples are the Douglas College Library's interpretations of APA for Canadian Government material.

Begin with the government body issuing the document.  If the name of the country/province forms part of the government body name, the country or province at the beginning may be omitted.

Government Documents - Basic Format (Print)

Corporate Author. (Year of Publication). Title of document: Subtitle of document. (Report No. if Provided). Place of publication: Department.

Statistics Canada - Print

Statistics Canada. Social and Aboriginal Statistics Division. (2006). Women in Canada, 2005: A gender-based statistical report. (Catalogue no. 89-503-XIE).  Ottawa, ON: Statistics Canada.

In Text

(Statistics Canada, 2006)

Statistics Canada - Online

Statistics Canada. (2006). Canada’s ethnocultural mosaic, 2006 census: Findings. (Catalogue no. 97-562-XWE2006001). Retrieved from http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/as-sa/97-562/index-eng.cfm?CFID=2999590&CFTOKEN=66071700

In Text

(Statistics Canada, 2006)

Statistics Canada - CANSIM

Statistics Canada. (2011). CANSIM Table 111-0012, family characteristics, by family type, age of older adult, and family income. Retrieved from http://estat.statcan.gc.ca

In Text

(Statistics Canada, 2011)

Government Documents - The Daily

Statistics Canada. (2008, May 13). Canada's immigrant labour market, 2007. The Daily. Retrieved from http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/080513/d080513a.htm

In Text

(Statistics Canada, 2008)

Report by an Individual Author - Print

Coote, D. R., & Gregorich, L. R. (2000). The health of our water: Toward sustainable agriculture in Canada (Catalogue no. A15-2020/2000E). Ottawa, ON: Research Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 

In Text

(Coote and Gregorich, 2000)

Report by an Individual Author - Online

Plant, P. G. (2007). Access and excellence: The campus 2020 plan for British Columbia’s post-secondary education system (Report No. C2007-960088-3). Retrieved from the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development website: http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/campus2020/campus2020-thinkingahead-report.pdf

In Text

(Plant, 2007)

For reports retrieved online, identify the publisher as part of the retrieval statement unless the publisher has been identified as the author: Retrieved from Agency name website:  (Publication manual, 2010, p. 205)

Canada

Canada. Department of Finance. (2012). Economic and fiscal implications of Canada’s aging population. (Catalogue no. F2-217/2012E-PDF). Retrieved from http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2013/fin/F2-217-2012-eng.pdf 

In Text

(Canada. Department of Finance, 2012)

Canada

Health Canada. (2012). The nutrition facts table. Retrieved from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/label-etiquet/nutrition/cons/index-eng.php

In Text

(Health Canada, 2012)

British Columbia

British Columbia. Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport. Office of the Provincial Health Officer. (2007). Pathways to health and healing: 2nd report on the health and well-being of aboriginal people in British Columbia. Provincial health officer’s annual report 2007. Retrieved from http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/pho/pdf/abohlth11-var7.pdf

In Text

(British Columbia. Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport, 2007)

British Columbia

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. (2005). British Columbia pandemic influenza preparedness plan: Guidelines for planning, response and recovery. Retrieved from http://www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_plans/BC_PI_Plan_Fina1_PAB_REVISED-AUG.pdf

In Text

(British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, 2005)

Municipal

Coquitlam. Planning and Development Department. (2013). Citywide official community plan. Retrieved from http://www.coquitlam.ca/planning-and-development/community-plans/community-plans.aspx

In Text

(Coquitlam. Planning and Development Department, 2013)

Parliamentary Document

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Finance. (2011). Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving in Canada. Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, 41st Parliament, 1st Session. Retrieved from http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=5972482&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=41&Ses=1

In Text

(Canada. Parliament, 2011)

Debates (Hansard)

Barnett, D. (2013, Mar. 6). “Volunteer firefighters in Cariboo area.” British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Debates of the Legislative Assembly (Hansard). 39th Parliament, 5th Session. Retrieved from http://www.leg.bc.ca/hansard/39th5th/H30306y.htm

In Text

(Barnett, 2013)