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 don't think it had a lot to do with the AMPDC. It boiled down to whether or not government was prepared to put up any new money for reinvestment.
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.
It wasn't to preserve the status quo, or keep the AMPDC at all costs.
There's no doubt that the AMPDC's demise played a role in those losses.