HALIFAX, N.S. - Nova Scotia's Darrell Dexter says he's not about to offer any advice to his federal counterpart on how to approach a possible federal election.

Canada's only NDP premier says he's tired of elections.

He says he talks to Jack Layton all the time, but he won't try to tell him how he should respond to a Liberal threat to bring down the federal Conservative administration.

Dexter says the federal party operates in a different political environment than his, so he will leave those decisions to others.

Layton is telling Prime Minister Stephen Harper that he must "reach out" to the opposition if he wants to avoid a fall election.

He says the prime minister must understand that he does not have a majority government and has to work with the opposition.

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