LOL I did take 5 years of French in school and kissed a Québécois for awhile - can kiss and tell because it was that long ago they have probable forgotten
I have drank a fair bit of French vino and sit and read the label every morning on the cereal box which is in both languages. My lessons in the French language have been about as useful as they are to Frederick in California even when visiting Quebec & like Alf the Feds wouldn't have me as a servant either due to how poor my French is -not that I would want to be
I can actually only recall a handful of phrases. Most of which I only use when around young children who havent started taking French in school yet.
The French culture in Canada is a hugh part of Canada's history and its the second largest cultural background group in the country. Like our aboriginal culture its something that most feel is well worth the effort to preserve. Highway signs in BC as they are replaced are now staring to also include the local First Nations name for the area in their local language - doesn't mean you need to know the local first Nations language to travel in those areas. Bottom line is the lack of french language skills is no reason not to visit Quebec whether driving or flying, it is a beautiful province full of great history and you will get by just fine knowing little or no French.
Gezzzz this is starting to start to sound a lot like one of the I am Canadian Beer Commercial