The NDP forestry plan was just announced. It includes an emphasis on increasing value-added manufacturing which is consistent with the recommendation in the HFHC Update report. However, the Plan is short on details and has the potential to be superficial just like the BC Liberals actions since 2013 on this topic. The NDP needs to be pushed for details related to implementing the Plan. BC Liberal response has been “we are already doing this” but as per the HFHC analysis there has not been any substantial actions to address the issue. Political parties need to provide details to get support comfort in expecting significant advancement on community diversification and economic development.