I often hear the complaint that Quebec French is difficult to understand because what you learned to speak in school was Parisian French instead.
In fact, I don’t believe that you learned to speak Parisian French in school either.
If you had successfully learned to speak and understand Parisian French, then Quebec French wouldn’t present much of an obstacle to overcome.
What you were learning in school was formal written French.
Then you were made to believe that that’s how people speak.
Written language and spoken language are two very different animals.
This is why it’s imperative that you spend time talking with native speakers and listening to them speak.
What can you do today to increase your time speaking with and listening to native speakers?