NDP Leader Jack Layton says racist comments by a high-ranking Liberal party official against his wife, NDP candidate Olivia Chow, are "no joke.''
Mike Klander, executive vice-president of the federal Liberal party's Ontario wing, stepped down Boxing Day after photographs of Chow and a chow chow dog were posted on his blog, under the heading Separated at Birth.
Layton said Europeans who controlled portions of China in the past used to hang signs that read "no dogs or Chinese allowed.''
He said no Chinese person familiar with their history will ever forget those signs.
Insult a man's opinions and he'll forgive you. Insult a man's wife and he never will.