Reproductive rights embrace certain human rights that are already recognized in national laws, international human rights documents and other relevant United Nations consensus documents. These rights rest on the recognition of the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. It also includes the right of all to make decisions concerning reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence as expressed in human rights documents. In the exercise of this right, they should take into account the needs of their living and future children and their responsibilities towards the community. 
The Mental Health Commission of Canada exists to foster and promote good mental health among all Canadians. Its mandate was recently renewed for another 10 years, though precise details are as yet unknown. A key task must be the development of a national anti-suicide strategy for all Canadians. This strategy must pay particular attention to groups with elevated rates, such as men (especially middle-aged ones) and aboriginal people, with clear action points and ambitious targets for suicide reduction. A new strategy must address the social determinants of suicide, including occupational issues and workplace stress. Perhaps most pressing is a frank and open investigation of the influence of family law and family courts on suicidal behaviour, as well as examination of the role of societal stereotypes on disclosure, help-seeking and social support.