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APA Style (6th ed)

Government Documents

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Webpage from a government website

Name of Government Agency. (Year). Title of document: Subtitle if given. Retrieved from URL

Ministry of Health and Long-term Care. (2013). Understanding health care in Ontario. Retrieved from

Online PDF document from a government organization

Health Canada. (2012). Healthy eating after school: Integrating healthy eating into after-school physical activity initiatives [PDF file]. Retrieved from

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