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Federal NDP leader gets engaged

TORONTO—Federal New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh pulled back the curtain on his closely-guarded private life, letting Canadians know Tuesday night that he is engaged.

Singh, 38, proposed to girlfriend Gurkiran Kaur, 27, at a private party Tuesday night just blocks away from the Ontario legislature in Toronto, where he served as a provincial legislator for six years.

Province to fund school construction

TORONTO—Ontario will spend $784 million this year to build or renovate 79 schools across the province, but opposition critics say it's not enough to address a growing multi-billion-dollar repair backlog.

Education minister Mitzie Hunter said the funding announced yesterday will support construction of 39 new schools, and additions and renovations to 40 additional facilities.