It is generally regarded that highest paid Canadian over the past few years was K. Eiben with the Argos. Ricky Foley also had his contract details fully published, which pays him $155k a season, including roster bonuses but not incl. incentives or performance bonuses.
P. Macallum's contract last season was $140k. Buono asked him to take a salary cut so the Lions could keep Sean Whyte also...Mac refused and Whyte was traded. Mac resigned this season for a reported increase...and why not, he's the best kicker and punter in football. :thup:
There are many Canadian OL'men who are earning nice 6-figure salaries...and also several other high paid non-imports in other positions.
I don't necessarily agree with publicizing player salaries. All it will do is drive up salaries and bring ridicule upon the league when 1/3rd of the players are making in the $40 and $50k range. If players are willing to sign for $43k why pay them $60k or $80k?
Same as the secret negotiation lists. Some teams have college freshmen on their lists who have several more years of college eligibility. Again publicizing this is not good press or will not help teams sign players. The neg lists could be cleaned up by perhaps allowing only seniors and graduates to be claimed and then publicized...or better yet hold a proper CFL draft of American players.