Maygan Sensenberger, 23, and her Liberal Senator husband Rod Zimmer, 69.
WINNIPEG — The wife of a Manitoba senator is charged with disrupting a flight to Saskatoon.
Maygan Sensenberger, 23, and her Liberal senator husband Rod Zimmer, 69, were allegedly arguing aboard the flight, which landed at Saskatoon’s airport Thursday night.
Aircraft personnel had asked for help from police before the flight landed, about 8 p.m., because a young woman was allegedly being disruptive and threatening towards people on the aircraft, the Saskatoon Police Service said. The woman was charged with endangering the safety of the aircraft and causing a disturbance, a Criminal Code offence.
No one was injured, police said.
Sensenberger appeared in court on Friday. She and Zimmer were married on Aug. 27, 2011, according to a Facebook page devoted to the event.
Zimmer, who throws fundraising events for the Liberals, was appointed to the Senate in 2005 by then-prime minister Paul Martin. He was born in Kuroki, Sask,, and now lives in Winnipeg, his parliamentary biography states.
Zimmer is a former president of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and was a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers football club board of directors for more than a decade before being named to Canada’s upper chamber.