Although The Canadian Style offers several variations for formatting dates, use only the following forms in Industry Canada documents.
Month and year: March 2011
Month and day: March 29
Month, day and year: March 29, 2011
Day of the week, month, day and year: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
If a date appears within a sentence, use commas as follows:
The submission was approved in March 2011 by all parties.
Unfortunately, I will be unable to attend the March 29 session.
On March 29, 2011, the new corporate strategy took effect.
Our meeting was held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in the main boardroom.
Do not use ordinal numbers (first, 1st, second, 2nd, third, 3rd, fourth, 4th, etc.) in dates.
Separate consecutive years with an en dash, with no spaces before or after, rather than an oblique (/). It is not necessary to repeat the two digits for the century for the second year if the century remains the same.
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