I would say that we've been very fortunate that with the wonderful leadership at Cameco, we've been able to manage our company financially the best that we possibly can. There's no doubt, though, that the uranium market had its challenges before COVID came, and certainly COVID has added to some of those challenges. We certainly don't want that to be lost.
You're right that we have been putting some of the focus on our northern partnerships. When it comes to our contractors, we have several of what we would call key northern preferred contractors. We meet with them every second week in the middle of COVID to talk to them about how they're faring, how they're coping and if they are able to diversify into some other areas.
There is no doubt that we're one of the biggest partners for a lot of these contractors, and they certainly want us to get back into business as quickly as we can. I want to make it as clear as possible that safety is number one at Cameco. It always has been and always will be. When we look at restarting our mines, we need it to be safe and we need these communities to be safe.
I know that we have a Cameco-Cigar Lake restart committee that's looking on a weekly basis at how we can bring these back in the safest way we can. We're not there yet on a decision, but I can tell you that as each passing week goes by, it gets more difficult for some of our contractors.
That's why we continue to say, please, as a government, look at shovel-ready infrastructure projects where you can invest in northern Saskatchewan over the next couple of years that will help those contractors, and just as importantly help those indigenous communities gain employment. That's what this is all about. It's one big circle in northern Saskatchewan. We're a small part of it and we want to make sure that the rest of the circle is looked after.