...which is part of the problem. I just moved to Gatineau a few months ago, because of a job offer, and I figured it would be educational to live on the Quebec side of the river. Unfortuantely, I haven't really managed to meet anyone since moving here, let alone find a way to improve my French (that doesn't involve paying at least $500).
Does anyone have any suggestions for meeting people? Also, are there any inexpensive ways to find a French conversation partner or practice group? Any reasonable advice would be welcome.