The Montreal Gazette has been running a series of articles on the increasing mixture of the English and French languages in the province. Todays article, which can be read on line, is extremely good and educational, especially for who are worried about language issues when visiting the province.
While the articles have given a good insight and history, they also can help alay fears that one won't be able to communicate because they don't know French. We always say here that won't be an issue in tourist spots because most everyone will speak some English,.
But the one thing visitors should never do is just "expect" everyone will speak English. Visitor's should still be respectful of the culture, offering greetings or thank yous in French. It goes a long way.
Looking forward to any comments from the locals plus I hope this might help with any potential visitors who might be worried about communicating when visitng the area.