Roundup: Incoherent laws on political loans

The Chief Electoral Officer says that the current law around political loans is incoherent and unenforceable. You know, the one that the Conservatives and NDP rushed through in order to screw over the Liberals in the midst of a leadership contest at the time. And while the current bill to address political loans would fix some of those problems, well, it’s languishing on the Order Paper in order to keep those current Liberal debtors twisting a bit. Not mentioned? All of the Conservatives with outstanding political loans.

Canadian Special Forces have lost millions in secret or “black” assets, and because it’s secret, auditing becomes a tough process through all of the redaction. Meanwhile, the new commander of the RCAF thinks the F-35s are the best choice, but he’ll respect whatever decision the government makes.

The Maclean’s story with those Omar Khadr transcripts is now online.

Paul Wells picks apart that trade deal we just signed with China, and well, it doesn’t look so good for us, especially when it comes to dispute resolution.

CSIS has launched a new series of recruitment videos.

In the fallout of the vote on that abortion motion, the only response that Rona Ambrose has given for her vote in favour of the motion has to do with her concerns over abortions related to sex-selection, while others responded that she was voting on the wishes of her constituents. Pro-lifers may indeed have been emboldened by the numbers in the vote, and it looks like there will be another motion on sex-selection abortions sometime in the next couple of years. CBC has a fantastic infographic on the vote results.

While delivering his acceptance speech for the Statesman of the Year award, Stephen Harper grossly distorted Canadian history around the War of 1812. Words fail.

We The Media continue to lose our heads over Justin Trudeau, looking at some past statements, and the broader question of political dynasties. And yes, paying some attention to the “draft Mark Carney” rumours as well (which the Bank of Canada is stomping down on).

And here is your recap of last night’s politics shows.