Weird, disturbing Canadian politics and feet

I don't know much about the Canadian news media, so I don't know whether The Globe And Mail is a reliable source.  But I was clicking around on the different nation settings on Google News, and I discovered this story:

Second package containing body part found near Tory headquarters

Obviously, I was intrigued.

Apparently, the Ottowa Tories (Tories being the conservative political party of countries that never rebelled against British rule) have received two separate packages, the first was a white box with a red heart painted on it, which contained a severed human foot.  I say 'received,' the second one was actually intercepted by the police.  The article doesn't specify the nature of the packaging, but this one contained a human hand. But since the Tories know it exists and that was meant for them, I think it counts as delivered when it was revealed that it exists at all.

Former Mountie investigator Glenn Woods said it is the first time he’s heard of a Canadian political party being the target of such a horrific act. “This is the kind of stuff you might see in developing countries where you have dictatorships and coups.”

One source claimed that the foot came with a note, but another contradicted that claim.  Both sound plausible -- people are certainly capable of making up narratives like a strange box with a foot and a threatening or mysterious letter, but the Tories might also want to keep at least some of the information about the foot secret.  Maybe its intent was perfectly clear, and they just haven't revealed in what way.

Mr. Woods, who retired from the RCMP as director of its behavioural sciences branch, said the extremely public stunt – “A very desperate fanatical act to get a point across” – doesn’t sound like something the Mafia would stage.

“Organized crime generally will keep a low profile. They would never do something like this to bring [attention],” Mr. Woods said. “Their motivation is money. Short of making an example of someone who, for instance, is an informer, I have never seen them get involved in this kind of thing – particularly with a political party.”

The former Mountie said an accompanying note, if one exists, will have given police a far better sense of whom they are dealing with. “To me, when you start sending human body parts, there’s got to be some level of mental illness.”

It's not clear where the parts came from, but evidence suggests that, fortunately[1. Because the alternative is more.] it might only be parts of one person.

On Tuesday morning, a janitor working outside a building in the Côte-des-Neiges area of Montreal’s west end found body parts, including a torso, in a suitcase in a pile of garbage.

Constable Daniel Fortier, spokesman for the Montreal police, said Montreal and Ottawa investigators “are talking to each other, they’re staying in touch.”

“But we don’t know yet if it’s related. Autopsies will be performed on the body parts, and hopefully we can find out who it may be. The information will be transmitted between the two forces.”