By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – The city of Sherbrooke has adopted a new regulation that will allow the town to give monetary fines against people who insult city councillors and public servants. This includes comments made on Facebook. This new rule was established last week during city council. Opposition leader Évelyne Beaudin raised some concerns, suggesting the rule should be applied sparingly and not between councillors during meetings. The Record contacted the city of Sherbrooke’s communications department for more answers. “There are two changes to the regulation, one being that the rule now involves public servants as well, rather than just elected officials, police officers, and inspectors,” they explained. “That means that, for example, the employee collecting outstanding fines is now protected by this rule as well. They are exposed to many startling comments on a weekly basis.” See full story in the Monday, March 11 edition of The Record.