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Important notice

Good news! We have updated our writing tools. The Canadian Style and Writing Tips have been combined to create a new tool called Writing Tips Plus.

Don’t forget to update your bookmarks. The Canadian Style will be removed from the Language Portal of Canada in early 2021.

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The Canadian Style

The Canadian Style gives concise answers to questions concerning written English in the Canadian context. It covers such topics as the decimal point, abbreviations, capital letters, punctuation marks, hyphenation, spelling, frequently misused or confused words and Canadian geographical names. It also includes useful advice for drafting letters, memos, reports, indexes and bibliographies.

In addition, The Canadian Style includes techniques for writing clearly and concisely, editing documents, and avoiding stereotyping in communications.

Note: The Canadian Style is available in English only. However, a similar writing tool, Le guide du rédacteur, is available in French.