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Lisa Prescott completed a master of science in engineering management at the University of Alberta in 1999. She has a bachelor of science in industrial engineering with distinction from the University of Manitoba.
In 1995/96, the Government of Alberta decided to outsource all the maintenance on its 15,000 km of primary highways to private contractors. In 1997, KPMG Consultants produced a study for the Government of Alberta with the intention of comparing the two systems. However, given that the system had been privatized for only one year they found that it was too early to compare the financial results of outsourcing highway maintenance to previous in-house methods.