The cabinet protection film is a plastic film used to protect cabinet doors and windows in Canada.
But the government is not using it as it did for the first six months of the government’s term.
“We’re using the cabinet protection, as it was intended,” Public Works Minister Michelle Rempel said in an interview on CBC Radio’s The House on Friday.
But cabinet doors are not designed to be opened in that way.
Rempel is concerned that when people walk into a cabinet to inspect it, they will be able to smell the film and see where it was placed.
“It’s a little bit of a surprise to me that cabinet doors were protected at the beginning of the mandate,” she said.
“I mean, it’s not the type of thing that you’re used to seeing in the U.S. or Europe.”
She said she thinks the protection of cabinet doors will continue.
“You have to look at what happened in the last couple of weeks, I guess, when people were walking into the cabinet,” she added.
The Canadian Press tried to reach the ministry for comment, but they were not available.
The government says the protection film was installed on the exterior of the cabinet and that it is a safe film.
But a spokesman for the Minister of Public Works said that is not the case.
The minister also said the film is not supposed to be used on cabinet doors, only the exterior, and she has instructed the department to investigate why the film was used on the interior of cabinet.
“If it’s a safety concern and they’re using it on the cabinet that isn’t the issue,” said Rempel.
She said that she has not received any complaints about cabinet doors being covered with the wood film.
The ministry also has said that it will not put the wood-film coating on the windows of government offices and cabinet rooms.