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The story of the Reichmann family and of Olympia and York, particularly the failure of the Canary Wharf project in England. Partly biographical. An exploration of what went wrong, and why Olympia and York was allowed to borrow so much money from various banks. The features of the "myth of the Reichmann's" and how that myth was perpetuated. Lessons to be drawn. The failure of Olympia and York as compared with the failure of Petro-Can, particularly in terms of costs of the average Canadian.