Rather than having his sorry ass fired publicly, world traveller Rod Phillips will be allowed to step down gracefully, nobly announcing that he does not want to be a "distraction" to the vitally important work being done by Premier and former drug dealer Doug Ford.
AFTERSNARK: It's worth noting the sleaziness with which Phillips tried to mislead people as to his departure date. In earlier explanations, Phillips clearly tried to give the impression that he was on his way "immediately" after the end of the legislative session that ended Dec 8:
It was only later that Phillips clarified that his definition of "immediately" differs from everyone else's:
As they say, it's not the crime, it's the eventual unraveling of the coverup that gets you.