We have had several Woofers from France at our place over the years. A couple of them had been to Quebec before coming to the west coast. They also said that Quebec "French" was difficult to follow.One related it to Creole.Here in Kapuskasing, in the lasts few years, several Black families emigrated here from west Africa....
They all speak perfect French, not Quebec french!
French in quebec they call it " Parler Joual "