May 1, 2014 9:25 am

POLL: Do you think Rob Ford should resign?

ABOVE: Is it time for Mayor Ford to resign? 

TORONTO – Rob Ford announced late Wednesday night that he will take a leave of absence from his duties as the mayor of Toronto and his re-election campaign to seek help for substance abuse.

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The bombshell came as both the Toronto Sun and the Globe and Mail published fresh drug and alcohol allegations about the mayor.

The Globe said two of its reporters viewed a new video of Ford smoking what the newspaper said was described as crack cocaine by a “self-professed drug dealer.”

The report said the video “was as secretly filmed in his sister’s basement early Saturday morning.”

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Meanwhile, the Sun reported it obtained an audio recording of the mayor “being unruly as he’s ordering booze” and making “lewd comments” about fellow election rival Karen Stintz at a Toronto bar.

The mayor is overheard at one point saying he would “like to f***ing jam her,” in reference to Stintz.

She later condemed the alleged comments calling them “deeply offensive” and “bigoted remarks.”

Global News has not been able to verify the authenticity of the audio recording.

We want to know: Do you think Toronto Mayor Rob Ford should resign?

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