North Bay council is calling on the Ministry of Northern Development to get more involved in talks to save the ONTC. Monday night council was told that Ontario Northland head, Paul Goulais, has no authority from MNDM to create a survival plan with the employees. Councillor Dave Mendicino says this is disappointing news and is the result of the government and bureaucrats not talking to each other. Mendicino says this has to end and the public needs the Ontario Northland issue resolved. He adds the future of Ontario Northland should be a no brainer because its freight trains can be used to haul ore from the Ring of Fire.