The City of Sherbrooke approved changes to the public question period that comes as a part of every council meeting at a special midday session last Wednesday. According to Council President Nicole Bergeron, the changes come at the request of council members who felt that the previous format was causing the meetings to be unacceptably long. Under the new rules, the period as a whole will be limited to 60 minutes, with individuals’ questions limited to a length of three minutes. Prior to the rule change, the City of Sherbrooke’s official rules on the question period limited it to 30 minutes, with each citizen having five minutes to speak their question or questions. See full story in the Thursday, Dec. 27 edition of The Record.