Appendix A - Authorities and Reference Tools
English-language Primary Reference Tool
The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing
Canada. The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing. Published by Dundurn Press Limited in co-operation with Public Works and Government Services Canada Translation Bureau, Toronto: Oxford, 1997.
Other Reference Tools
The Canadian Press Stylebook: A Guide for Writers and Editors
McCarten, James, ed. The Canadian Press Stylebook: A Guide for Writers and Editors (17th ed.). Toronto: The Canadian Press, 2013.
The website http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/ includes several other writing tools, including Word Tailoring, Writing Tips, HyperGrammar2, etc.
The authority on style, unless otherwise specified in this Guide, is The Canadian Style: A Guide to Writing and Editing. If a particular style issue is not covered in The Canadian Style, the other tools listed may provide complementary information.
Canadian Oxford English Dictionary
Barber, Katherine, ed. Canadian Oxford English Dictionary (2nd ed.). Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press Canada, 2004.
Presently, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights has a subscription to the online Oxford English Dictionary at http://www.oed.com/.
If there are discrepancies between dictionaries, the Museum uses the Canadian Oxford English Dictionary for spelling. If more than one spelling is listed, the preference is to use the first spelling mentioned in the dictionary. The Gage Canadian Dictionary is an acceptable alternative.
To compare French and English terminology, consult Termium Plus®, published by the Government of Canada Translation Bureau (http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/), or Le grand dictionnaire terminologique published by the Office de la langue française du Québec (http://www.gdt.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/
*Adapted from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Style Guide and Lexicon, Version 7.