09/05/2013 02:22 EDT | Updated 09/05/2013 02:22 EDT

What Harper, Trudeau, Mulcair Did Over The Summer Break (PHOTOS)


With kids back at school, NFL football returning to our TVs and the leaves beginning to fall, it's clear that summer is pretty much over.

Of course, if you're a Canadian MP you don't have to return to Parliament Hill until October thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to prorogue in August.

But, much like the Grade 2 students across the country who must nervously tell their fellow classmates what they got up to this summer, now seems like an appropriate time to look back at what the three federal leaders accomplished over their break.

Harper, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau all hit the barbecue circuit, of course, meeting prospective voters before the 2015 election.

But they also had their share of interesting moments.

There were Pride parades and pancakes.

There were cannabis confessions, cowboy hats and even a cabinet shuffle.

Check the slideshow below for a quick look at what they got up to.

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