abbreviations: ampersand

The ampersand (&) should be used only when it forms part of a corporate name:

  • The publisher was Ginn & Co.
  • The case is being defended by Collins, Smith, White & Jones.

Do not use the ampersand in the legal or applied titles of federal departments:

  • The Department of Public Services and Procurement
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada


  • The Department of Public Services & Procurement
  • Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada

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