I am in gatineau as well... nice to see another local member!Oh hey, good to see another local. I'm in Gatineau.
The blower situation is provided you leave it on auto. Auto will prioritize heat build up of the engine rather than extracting the heat in the cabin. I find it warms up faster than my Astra with a same-sized engine and a smaller cabin.
Auto needs to be overridden at times due to condensation build up in my case.