'I want found women'

Some mistaking Status of Women Facebook page for dating service
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 11/24/2017
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The federal government's Status of Women Facebook page includes frequent user posts proposing marriage, which are regularly deleted by staff. Facebook

OTTAWA — While a Canadian government ministry may have good intentions, it’s attracting unwanted attention from “lonely hearts,” according to the National Post.

Some Facebook users are mistaking the Status of Women page for a dating service offering Canadian wives, maybe because the account username is “Women in Canada.”

There are frequent posts proposing marriage, which are regularly deleted by staff.

“Many of these comments originate from users located outside of Canada,” said spokesperson Léonie Roux.

A post about a gender-based analysis conference, for example, included comments such as “Happy women in Canada. I’d love to have a date with one” and “I want found women live in Canada.”

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