Susan Noakes

Former senior writer and editor

Susan Noakes was a senior writer and news editor with CBC News. She spent five years at newspapers in Hong Kong and has worked for the Toronto Star and Asian Wall Street Journal. At CBC, she has covered arts, science and business.

Latest from Susan Noakes

Canadian folk music icon Gordon Lightfoot dead at 84

Legendary singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot has died at the age of 84, according to his longtime publicist.

Expect to feel today's oil price spike at the gas pumps

Gasoline prices could rise one or two cents this week because of the spike in crude prices caused by an attack on the world's biggest production plant, but analysts are expecting volatile crude prices in weeks to come, which makes longer-term price increases difficult to predict.

U.S. strike against GM could lead to Canadian layoffs

As 49,000 United Auto Workers in the U.S. strike against General Motors, there's a risk the walkout could shut down GM Canada's plants and auto-parts makers in Ontario.

Methane rules for oil and gas sector spark innovation around measurement

New federal rules on methane measurement that take effect in January 2020 have kick-started innovation in technology and engineering in the oil and gas sector, making Canada a leader in the field.

In the unequal world of work, Canada's a bit more egalitarian

Many countries are seeing wages become increasingly unequal, with the middle class losing ground, but Canada bucks that trend, according to the International Labour Organization.

After death of spouse, CPP survivor's benefit can be a shock

A senior couple who both get CPP benefits and Old Age Security (OAS) can live comfortably — with about $3,500 a month in income if they’re both getting the maximum benefits. But what happens when one spouse dies and the other is left alone? That's where it gets tricky.

Why the Canada Pension Plan will still be solvent — and then some — when you retire

Financial advisers say there is a misconception that the government can dip into the money, as well as unfounded worry over whether it might run out as the baby boomers all enter retirement and begin drawing their pensions. People also are confused over how much they'll get.

Wind power making gains as competitive source of electricity

It’s taken a decade of technological improvement and a new competitive bidding process for electrical generation contracts, but wind may have finally come into its own as among the cheapest ways to create power.

Canadians weighed down by lines of credit they don't understand

Over the past 15 years, home equity lines of credit have emerged as the driver of mounting non-mortgage debt in Canada — yet many Canadians don't understand what they've signed up for and are not moving to pay them off, a new survey suggests.

Ontario solar industry wants red tape cut for rooftop projects

Since the Ontario government cancelled more than 738 solar rooftop projects earlier this year, the solar industry has been racing to create a new free-market regulatory regime in the province.