An official government publication in which official notices are published, such as the promulgation of government regulations or the proclamation that a statute is in force. Publication in a gazette is deemed to be notice to the public of the item published; at that point members of the public are deemed to be aware of the contents of the notice, whether they have read it or not. The government of Canada publishes the Canada Gazette; Provinces publish them as well. Ontario, for ex. publishes the Ontario Gazette.