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Use semicolons to separate statements too closely related to stand alone.

For example: The university’s north Oshawa campus location is set in a pedestrian-friendly academic village; the outdoor courtyard fosters a strong sense of community and its state-of-the-art buildings are infused with natural light.

Use a semicolon to separate phrases that contain commas.

For example: The Ontario government includes ministries of Finance; Tourism, Culture and Sport; and Health.