This page provides guidance on citing sources related to industrial relations including cases and decisions, legislation, commentary, and collective agreements.
The Citing Business Sources in APA Style provides guidance in citing other types of sources.
The LabourSource database contains a variety of types of sources such as:
A generic APA Style reference list entry and an example for each of these types appears below.
Name v. Name, Volume Source Abbreviation (Series) Page (Date)
Ontario v. O.P.S.E.U., 219 L.A.C. (4th) 151 (2012)
Legislation is cited in APA Style according to standard legal citation style. In Canada, we follow the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation.
Title of Act, Statute volume abbreviation, year, chapter and section number (if necessary)
Labour Relations Act, S.O. 1995, s. 70
There are several ways to cite entries in an online reference work such as Brown & Beatty's Canadian Labour Arbitration.
Author A. & Author B. (Eds.). (Year). Title of work. Publisher
Brown, D.J.M., Beatty, D. M., & Beatty, A.J. (Eds.). (2019). Canadian Labour Arbitration, 5th ed. Thomson Reuters.
If there are no page numbers, APA Style allows you to refer to the chapter title or entry title. Since the paragraph number is often used in references to Brown & Beatty, you can include both elements as illustrated below.
Title of chapter or entry. (Year) In. A. Editor, B. Editor. (Eds.), Title of book . Publisher.
1:5300 Jurisdictional Error. (2019). In Brown, D.J.M., Beatty, D. M., & Beatty, A.J. (Eds.), Canadian Labour Arbitration, 5th ed. Thomson Reuters.
APA recommends that legal materials (such as cases, statutes, or collective agreements) be cited according to The Bluebook: a Uniform System of Citation. The Canadian equivalent to this U.S. legal citation guide is The Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation. However, as it is silent on how to cite a collective agreement, I propose the following example:
Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association (2017). Collective agreement between Brock University and the Brock University Faculty Association, July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2020. St. Catharines, ON. Retrieved from:https://brocku.ca/human-resources/wp-content/uploads/sites/81/BUFA-Collective-Agreement-2017_20.pdf
The following links provide guidance on citing legal materials such as cases and legislation according to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation (aka the McGill Guide).