My attention has been brought to a rather unusual parcel delivered to the headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada.
On Monday, Canada Post arrived at their office and delivered, amongst other things, a white box with a red heart on it. Addressed simply to 'The Conservative Party of Canada', it was handed to an employee to be opened, who was somewhat alarmed to find blood inside. But that wasn't all that was found.
The police were called, and a biohazard team took the box to be x-rayed, only to discover that it appeared to contain a severed human foot, later confirmed as such by the local coroner.
Across town, at the Ottawa sorting office, another parcel, not addressed to the Conservative Party of Canada, was discovered to contain a severed human hand, although a link between the two body parts has yet to be established.
However, the Canadian authorities are on the case. The major crimes unit is handling the investigation of the foot because now "there's a body without one," as Ottawa Police Staff Sgt. Bruce Pirt told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.