Toronto mayor Rob Ford, who gained worldwide infamy last year after admitting to smoking crack cocaine, has registered for re-election saying he was the best mayor in the city's history.
Ford, who last year admitted to smoking crack cocaine whilst being in a "drunken stupor", said his slogan will be "Ford more years." He is expected to be opposed on both sides of the political spectrum. Speaking in Toronto today as he registered for the October 27 election, he said:
"My track record speaks for itself. If you want to get personal, that's fine. I'm sticking to my record, and talk is cheap. You're going to see action like you've never seen before."
Toronto mayor Rob Ford may have offered $5,000 (£2,860) and a car to men trying to sell a video that allegedly shows him smoking crack cocaine, police documents published in Canada's National Post show.
Toronto's beleaguered mayor Rob Ford has told NBC's Today show: "They are not going to find another Rob Ford".
Ford, who eventually admitted smoking crack cocaine after a video surfaced of him doing it, told co-anchor Matt Lauer: "I can't even barely remember it. I was very, very inebriated".
Asked why he initially denied the allegations, Ford said he was asked by reporters, "'Do I use crack cocaine?' No, I don't use crack cocaine. No. Have I tried crack cocaine? Yes, I've tried crack cocaine".
He added: "I've embarrassed, not just myself, my family, my friends, my supporters, the whole city. I take full responsibility for that".
Ford, who faces an electoral race next year, said he "absolutely" still wants to be Toronto mayor, stating: "October 27 - let the people decide".
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has hit another setback after he pushed over a woman councillor during a heated council meeting.
He charged around the chamber after arguing with members of the public, before the speaker asked security to clear the chamber and a recess was called. Members of the public then chanted "Shame! Shame!" at the mayor.
The Mayor admits he has made mistakes, but says he remains ambitious, adding: "Have I had my outbursts in the past? Absolutely. But you know what, I'm only human. I've made mistakes. I've apologised."And he still covets the job.
"Yes, one day I do want to run for prime minister," he said.
Video shows Ford moving around the gallery and at one point he knocks over a woman councillor before picking her back up.