The year that was: 15 stories from 2015

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Canada's longest-ever election campaign resulted in a Liberal majority, significant losses of NDP seats, and the Conservatives as the Official Opposition. At the same time, Alberta elected an NDP government.

In the lead-up to the aforementioned longest election campaign ever we saw what is now our former government drawing on racist rhetoric and action and fiscal showmanship in an attempt to retain power. No luck for them.

There widespread resistance to C-51 (which still needs to be repealed, by the way), and a growing awareness of the Syrian refugee crisis which has culminated with our government accepting thousands of refugees and struggling to resettle them quickly.

There were new developments in social justice, environmental, and labour movement collaborations, and victories for many workers across Canada. At the same time, April 1 saw temporary foreign workers facing new restrictions with many negative consequences.

Here are ten articles to remind you of the year that was, and to power you up for the year to come.

rabble.ca will continue our work in 2016. La lutte continue.

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