Enlaces Institucionales


4.37 The definite article

Capitalize the when it is part of a corporate name:

  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Pas
  • The Canadian Red Cross Society

Do not capitalize the when it is used adjectivally:

The Minister answered the Globe and Mail reporter.

The French definite article should be retained if it is part of a corporate name, and the should not precede it. If the French article is not part of the official title, replace it with the:

  • an article in Le Devoir


  • a representative of the Office des professions du Québec