A former employee of Conservative Rob Anders is suing the Calgary West MP for wrongful dismissal.

In a May statement of claim, James Istvanffy makes a number of allegations, including that Anders filed false travel claims and used government property to repay loans. Istvanffy was manager of Anders' constituency office.

Anders filed a statement of defence Tuesday, calling the allegations false and designed to politically embarrass him.

The lawsuit and Anders' countersuit have yet to be heard in court.

On Wednesday, Ontario Liberal MP Mark Holland wrote the RCMP commissioner, asking the police to look into the allegations for possible criminal activity. He also wants Anders to step down as the chair of a Commons committee.

A Mount Royal College political scientist said it would be appropriate for the RCMP to investigate.

Duane Bratt said the lawsuit raises a number of serious issues at a time when Canadians are deeply concerned about ethics and accountability in Ottawa.

Bratt says in calling for a police investigation, the Liberals might be interested in political payback after losing to the Conservatives in the last election.

However, he said they are raising legitimate questions about the use of public money, not just for Anders but for all MPs.