04/08/2013 04:08 EDT | Updated 06/08/2013 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia premier says series of announcements don't mean a snap election call

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's premier says a spate of budget-related announcements by his government this week aren't a prelude to a snap election call.

Darrell Dexter participated in a news conference Monday announcing the expansion of the dental care program for children, but he says the announcements are a usual part of government business and the legislature will hold a full spring session.

"At some point in time there is going to be an election, that's all very true," said Dexter.

He said the house is working as it should to pass the government's budget, which was tabled on Thursday.

"You should not read too much into anything," said Dexter. "The house is operating in the way that it should, we're trying to get through the agenda that we have."

On Tuesday, he will announce details of a program to provide insulin pumps and supplies to youths with Type 1 diabetes.

He will also participate in an early childhood education announcement on Wednesday.

The NDP government, which reaches its fourth year in power on June 9, is expected to call an election later this year.