Legal citation guides

Follow the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (McGill Guide), 8th ed, available at Barristers' Libraries in Halifax, Kentville and Sydney, NS: K 14.3 C212 2014.

The examples below provide citation guidance for some of the most frequently encountered resources. View this page as PDF.

For further guidance, consult the University of BC's Law - Legal Citation Guide which is based on the McGill Guide, 8th ed.

LEGISLATION
Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, RSC 1985, c B-3.
The Constitution Act, 1982, being Schedule B to the Canada Act 1982 (UK), c 11.
Partnership Act, RSNS 1989, c 334.
Personal Directives Act, SNS 2008, c 8.
 
JURISPRUDENCE
Carter Estate, Re (1991), 109 NSR (2d) 384 (SC (TD)).
Future Inns Canada Inc v Nova Scotia (Labour Relations Board) (1997), 160 NSR (2d) 241, 4 Admin LR (3d) 248 (NS CA).
Nova Scotia (Workers’ Compensation Board) v Martin, 2003 SCC 54, [2003] 2 SCR 504 at para 31.
R v “X”, 2014 NSPC 95.
 
UPDATED PUBLICATIONS (LOOSE-LEAF)
Anne Warner La Forest, Anger and Honsberger Law of Real Property, 3rd ed (Toronto: Canada Law Book, 2006) (loose-leaf updated December 2015, release 15) at sec 17:20.30(a).
Charles W MacIntosh, Nova Scotia Real Property Practice Manual (Markham, Ont: LexisNexis Canada, 1988) (loose-leaf updated December 2015, release 90) at sec [5.3B].
Jack Woodward, Native Law (Toronto: Carswell, 1989) (loose-leaf updated 2013, last release 2013-1).
 
MONOGRAPHS (BOOKS)
David M Paciocco, The Law of Evidence, 7th ed (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2015).
Don Stuart, Canadian Criminal Law: A Treatise, 7th ed (Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2014).
Graeme Mew, The Law of Limitations, 3rd ed (Markham, Ont: LexisNexis Canada, 2016).
Lewis N Klar, Tort Law, 5th ed (Toronto: Carswell Thomson Reuters, 2012).
 
ARTICLES
Bradley J Freedman & Robert JC Deane, “Trade-marks and the Internet: A Canadian Perspective" (2001) 34:2 UBC L Rev 345 at 399.
Tuma Young, "L'nuwita'simk: A Foundational Worldview for a L'nuwey Justice System" (2016) 13:1 Indigenous LJ 75.