Canadian Federal Finance Minister John Manley has warned that Canada may be forced to take action if the US does not soon resume imports of Canadian beef. "We've all been talking with our counterparts,'' Manley was quoted as saying by the Canadian Press. "I spoke to the ambassador as recently as today [Friday] just to make sure they understand we will soon have to take steps that will begin to reduce the degree of integration (of the two countries' beef industries). That would be unfortunate.''