Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 30/12/2015 (2374 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
While every year seems momentous in retrospect, it feels like 2015 was more consequential than most.
The past year saw wars in Syria and Iraq intensify, worsening a worldwide refugee crisis whose impacts were felt as far away as Canada, where a federal election appeared to turn on the migrant issue.
Terrorist attacks in Paris at the beginning and end of 2015 brought IS to further infamy, fanned the flames of anti-Muslim hatred and bolstered the political fortunes of neo-fascist demagogues such as U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Paris also figured prominently as the site of a climate-change conference many observers touted as humanity’s last chance to avert a geopolitical apocalypse.
Had someone told you one year ago the NDP would run the Alberta legislature, the Liberals would take power in Ottawa and Greg Selinger would hold on to his job on Broadway, you probably would have laughed.
Ditto for the notion the Winnipeg Blue Bombers would miss the playoffs during the year they played Grey Cup host, or that a soggy track suit would play a prominent role in securing a playoff appearance by the Winnipeg Jets.
Yet that was the year we had. See how much of 2015 you can remember in this quixotic year-end quiz. (Can't see the quiz below? Try opening it in a new window.)