joshualuke100149073 wrote an answer about Canada Goose Constable Down Parka - Women's on January 10, 2014
I am responding to my own question having received an answer from a rep from Canada Goose, for those interested, the rep stated...
"The placement of the waist cinch would make it very uncomfortable to have cord locks as they are in the middle of the back. The cords are meant to be tied together so no, the jacket is not defective."
Thanks Canada Goose!