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Canadian Press (CP) Style Guide

In 1985, the Canadian Press style was incorporated as part of the Publications Policy (P-6 in the University Policy Manual) because it was comprehensive and well researched and, having been used in Canadian dailies and periodicals since 1935, it was familiar.

This aspect of the policy has been reviewed several times.

In 1991 a Senate ad hoc committee reviewed several style guides and confirmed that CP Style "suits the task best and provides the... most efficient editorial instrument."

In 1994 the Publications Policy was reviewed and revised. The policy review committee agreed unanimously that CP Style should be retained.

In September 1996 the question of a style guide was raised at a meeting of deans and academic directors — i.e., whether to change the policy or to have no policy at all. This group, too, was of the unanimous opinion that no change was needed.

Over the years CP Style has changed to evolve with the language. For more information, check the Canadian Press home page.

The Publications Policy excludes scholarly, academic and administrative materials.

It is used for promotional, informational and recruitment materials ONLY.