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County Commissioner: Mike Yoder

county commissioner: As congregants at Silverwood Mennonite Church chatted around a Sunday potluck spread, Yoder, a county commissioner for 13 years and a dairy farmer for much longer, huddled with Pastor Jeremy Shue at the edge of the hall, according to Toronto Star. There was a very good chance, Yoder confided, that the nation's newest immigration detention centre would soon rise from a soybean field north of town. Now, Mike Yoder decided, the time had come to share unsettling news. Mike Yoder recalled tensions stirred by a proposal to build an immigration detention centre in his community. Charles Rex Arbogast / The Associated Press One of the only positives is that it would be less of a drive to protest, Shue said. He said he tried for a dialogue instead of a dispute. ( As reported in the news.