Rode the Gaspésie and fluent English spoke every where. Only one hotel clerk did not speak English and we worked through that. Speed is a non issue, keep your speed down around towns and let it rip out in the wilderness and your good to go.You're lucky if you didn't hit speed traps, or you were going too slow. I love Quebec riding too, but have done a lot of miles in both provinces, and Ontario is just better. Yes, in southern areas of QC, most people speak English also. But the best riding in QC (Lac St, Jean, Gaspesie), English is sparse. Not knocking QC at all, but they do have a disproportionate amount of thefts there. Organized crime (bikers) have a heavy presence there, and it's quite corrupt.