Canadian • 23-year-old wife of Liberal senator, 69, charged for causin
23-year-old wife of Liberal senator, 69, charged for causing disturbance on plane
Josh Visser | Aug 25, 2012
A woman charged with causing a disturbance on a flight to Saskatoon was allegedly arguing with her husband, who is a Canadian senator. Zimmer, who is a Liberal and represents Manitoba in the Senate, was appointed to the Canadian upper chamber in 2005.
The 23-year-old wife of a 69-year-old Liberal senator has been charged with causing a disruption on a plane that landed in Saskatoon Thursday night.
Maygan Sensenberger, appeared disheveled as she sat in court Friday as she was charged with causing a public disturbance and endangering the safety of an aircraft by committing an act of violence during a flight, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix reported.
Sensenberger married Senator Rod Zimmer of Winnipeg almost one year ago in Ottawa.
The plane’s flight crew called for police to meet them in Saskatoon after a verbal confrontation between the couple, court heard.
Sensenberger also threatened to kill her husband and “take down the aircraft,” a Crown prosecutor said in court.
She was remanded into custody for the weekend and will make a second court appearance Monday — her one-year wedding anniversary with Zimmer.
Sensenberger’s Facebook page says she lives in Ottawa and was originally from Collingwood, Ontario. A Linkedin profile in her name says she attended Everest College from 2010 to 2011.
Zimmer, a veteran businessman and fundraiser for the Liberal party, has been a senator since being appointed by former prime minister Paul Martin in 2005.
He sits on a number of boards of directors, including the Canadian Paralympic Foundation and the Burton Cummings Theatre.
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