Support Patients' Rights

This case is vitally important to all Canadians. Right now, it is effectively illegal for most Canadians to purchase healthcare for themselves or their families when the public system makes them wait too long. Canada is the only developed country in the world with this legal prohibition. Sweden, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands: they all provide universal public healthcare without banning private insurance or prohibiting doctors from working in both the public and the private healthcare system.

Canada has the dubious distinction of being the only country in which patients suffering physical pain, mental anguish, or loss of employment while they wait months or even years for treatment have no other options and no other choices. The cases on this site show that waiting too long for medically-necessary surgeries and procedures has a real impact on patients’ health and on their families. That is why this case is so important – and we need your support.

Please add your name to the growing list of Canadians supporting the constitutional rights of suffering patients by making a donation to help fund our court challenge. This is an enormous case that will take many months of court time and involve evidence from close to 100 witnesses. It is, without exaggeration, the most serious challenge yet to the inefficient and out-dated government monopoly on healthcare in Canada -- and it is the best chance to bring real change and improvements to the system. Every donation helps.

The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) is a registered charity, independent and non-partisan. A receipt for tax purposes will be provided for all donations in excess of $25. We need your financial support to fund this important case. We depend entirely on voluntary donations, so your help will make a real difference. Please contribute today.

Help us by spreading the word about this site and this cause. Just hit “Spread the word” to tell your friends, family and neighbours.