My record speaks for itself, says mayor in new race
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who admitted to smoking crack cocaine last year, has officially registered for re-election.
Mr Ford was the first candidate to file his nomination papers at 8.30am local time yesterday.
"My track record speaks for itself," Mr Ford told reporters.
The embattled mayor has 10 months to clean up his act before the election.
Mr Ford's term in office has been rocked by a series of scandals.
In November, the Toronto mayor admitted to smoking crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor", but denied allegations that he is a frequent user of hard drugs.
He was also seen in another video threatening to murder someone.
In a separate incident, the scandal-hit mayor was left red-faced after three former staffers and a waiter accused him of sexual harassment, drink-driving and consorting with prostitutes.
Mr Ford responded to the allegations by stating during a press conference that he did not want to "eat her p***y", insisting that he is a happily married man and had "more than enough of that to eat at home". He later apologised for his graphic remarks. (© Independent News Service)