The 9th edition of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (better known as the McGill Guide) was published earlier this summer. The most important change was no longer requiring a parallel citation in addition to a neutral citation. While the guide tends to be the default for Canadian citation, several courts have slightly different citation requirements:
- The Alberta Queen’s Bench adopted the 7th edition of the McGill Guide with some minor changes as detailed in its Notice to the Profession, November 12, 2013.
- British Columbia’s Court of Appeal has also adopted the 7th edition of the McGill Guide with a number of changes as detailed in its Practice Directive dated May 30, 2013.
- Ontario’s Supreme Court of Justice outlined its requirements in a July 1, 2014 Practice Direction.
- Ontario’s Court of Appeal has issued a Reference Guide for Citation Practices at the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
- The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court require citations conform to the Citation Guide for the Courts of Saskatchewan.