This is very unCanadian*. As a former Mountie said, “This is the kind of stuff you might see in developing countries where you have dictatorships and coups.” (From the Globe & Mail.)
No suggestion this has anything to do with the Quebec protests you may have read about here. Those are pretty much (so far) provincially focussed. Anything aimed at the federal Conservative HQ would, if any kind of protest (and not some random maniac) presumably have to do with the unpopular (well, it DID get elected last time with a majority after some time as a minority government) prime minister and his minions.
A second package, this one containing a hand, was found in the mail system and, according to this article, not addressed to the Tories (they didn't say whom it was being sent to), so it sounds like a random maniac. A Conservative MP said, “I don’t think any of us are thinking this necessarily has anything to with politics.”
Understatement of the year (by the same ex-Mountie as above): “To me, when you start sending human body parts, there’s got to be some level of mental illness.”
Oh oh - a possible, nay probable Quebec connection: 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.
This caused some speculation about the Mafia, which is active in Montreal. But this has been discounted - they may be brutal but not insane. The same ex-Mountie said: “Organized crime generally will keep a low profile. They would never do something like this to bring [attention]... 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.”
*We Canadians like to think of ourselves as pleasant polite people (albeit with an evil soul-destroying socialist health-care system), but we do have spectacular crimes FTTT - the pig-farmer in B.C. who literally butchered dozens of prostitutes and may have fed same, via sausages, to his friends. And recently the head of an air force base, well-respected and all, was caught after his secret hobby of stealing women's underclothes and, eventually, their lives, was uncovered. And there was the Monster of the Marachi... We do have our underbelly...