He's responsible for bringing a conflict of interest case to light, and today, has thrown the mayor a bone.
In a written statement from Clayton Ruby, the lawyer representing Paul Magder in the case, says his client has expressed consent to a stay of the removal order, pending an appeal from Mayor Rob Ford.
In the statement, Ruby says "by breaking the law in such a flagrant manner, Rob Ford has put this city into unnecessary turmoil, and we are agreeing to this stay to give the city of Toronto a measure of stability, something that has been wholly absent during Mr. Ford's term in office. Our opposition to Mr. Ford's appeal, however, will proceed"
A stay application will be heard by a judge on Wednesday, with an appeal to be before a judge in January.