The Cambie Case

Canadian Doctors for Medicare is proud to have participated in the Cambie trial as an intervenor. Our role was to bring key evidence before the courts in defence of Canadians' access to health care based on need, not ability to pay.

The 880 page ruling on this decades-long legal battle was released on September 10, 2020. 

To read our Top 5 reasons the Cambie verdict is a huge win for public health care, click here. We've also produced a 46 page summary of some of the key findings. Click here to read it.

For the full ruling, click here

While the victory at the trial court level was significant, this case is sure to end up at the Supreme Court of Canada. Visit to learn more about the trial, and to find out how you can take action or donate to the legal defense fund.

What was the case about?

CDM held a webinar in July of 2020 to walk through the significance of this case. Karen Palmer, adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University and health policy advisor, walked participants through the details of the case.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about the Cambie Charter challenge, and its potential impact on Canada's public health care system? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. For an excellent primer on the case by policy expert Karen Palmer, click here.

CDM and Cambie in the News

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Cambie Press Releases

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