I've visited more than a decade ago, and my general feel of the place, even though I am technically French-Canadian, was that it was far less friendly to the English tourist to the point of snobbery, and going to the Old Quebec part of the city was even worse. Keep in mind though, that they likely don't even really mean to, but that it's a built-in bias left over from the days of the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was a major turning point for Canada. Keep in mind, that at the time, the Province of Quebec was the largest territory. Ontario was divided into two distinct areas called Upper and Lower Canada, and Ottawa was much smaller at the time. The French arrived and settled, then the English came and war happened. The English wanted the land to be theirs and wanted to force the French out, and the people that called themselves Acadians were driven south towards Lousiana, where they are now called Cajuns. In essence, the attitude they have is more or less born out of wanting to protect what is theirs. In their view, they've always had to fight to keep their identity, as French is as tied to Quebec as much as English is tied to England and part of their identity. In Ontario, there is a large French-speaking population officially recognized by the government, but this population still has to fight so much for the right to speak their language as some services are either missing or underfunded, and it really isn't a given.