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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
Canada’s publicly funded health system under threat: Three things you should know about the Charter challenge
The Province (March 4, 2020)
Written by CDM Board Members Dr. Rupinder Brar and Dr. Richard Klasa
How a B.C. court case over doctors’ rights to privately charge extra fees could endanger Medicare
The Globe and Mail (February 22, 2020)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza
BC Supreme Court trial has far-reaching implications for the future of Canadian healthcare
Media Advisory (February 18, 2020)
The cautionary tale of Cambie and Australian health care
The Toronto Star (December 3, 2019)
Written by CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza, Dr. Bob Bell and Stefan Superina
What's at risk in the B.C. Supreme Court hearing on health care? The future of our system
The Globe and Mail (November 22, 2019)
Written by CDM Board Member Dr. Melanie Bechard and Dr. Ali Damji
Closing arguments begin in B.C. case launched in 2009 over private health care
CTV News (November 17, 2019)
Featuring quotes from CDM Chair Dr. Danyaal Raza
Universal health care on trial: What you need to know about a historic Charter challenge in B.C.
The Globe and Mail (November 12, 2019)
Featuring quotes from CDM Board Member Dr. Rupinder Brar
Visit our "CDM in the News" section for more media highlights on pharmacare and other priorities.
Cambie Press Releases
Closing defense statements to proceed in Cambie trial
November 22, 2019