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Capitalizing the Names of Government Bodies

Even seasoned writers have trouble remembering all the rules about capitalization. Remembering when to capitalize the names of government bodies, such as departments, committees and levels of government, can be especially tricky. (To learn the rules and exceptions, read section 4.05 of The Canadian Style.)

See if you know when to capitalize the italicized terms in each sentence.