• In addition to other key measures, infrastructure is poised to receive top billing this year as federal and provincial governments aim to stimulate their economies.

• TD Economics supports infrastructure spending as a priority, noting that an increased concentration of worthy projects in 2009-10 will also stimulate an economy likely to run well below its potential until 2011.

• However, projects should clearly serve the long-term economic and environmental interests of the country. Large-scale investments will still be required for years to come to help rejuvenate neglected segments of infrastructure.

TD Economics Special Report: Much Ado About Infrastructure