The idea certainly had the support of the premier and key cabinet ministers, and so the AMPDC was created.
What would you consider to be the greatest accomplishments of the AMPDC over this period?
That was one of the leverages the AMPDC could bring to a project, and now we've got lots of people working and writing on series and even story editing.
I think we went a long way in swimming upstream in convincing politicians of the worth of having an agency such as this, but in the end, the decision to shut the AMPDC down was consistent with its mandate.
Basically, what we proposed was to close down the AMPDC and work with the industry to create a new entity, to privately finance and provide the services that the AMPDC did.