Maygan Sensenberger, 23, and her Liberal Senator husband Rod Zimmer, 69, were allegedly arguing aboard the flight, which landed at Saskatoon’s airport the night of Aug. 23, 2012.
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The "no contact" order between Manitoba Liberal Sen. Rod Zimmer, 69, and his 23-year-old wife Maygan Sensenberger was amended after the case was adjourned at a Saskatoon domestic violence courtroom Wednesday.
It took some deliberations before Crown attorney Matthew Miazga agreed to allow the couple to only contact each other by telephone, text, e-mail or other electronic communication device, such as Skype, or through a member of a law society.
Defence lawyer Leslie Sullivan initially requested the changes be made to read "no contact without the consent of Rod Zimmer."
She argued that Zimmer did not request threat charges be laid against his wife, but they instead resulted because of other passengers on the flight.
Sullivan also said that Zimmer is not concerned about his safety when he is with his wife and they are very close "romantically," are "good friends" and he wants to support her throughout this ordeal.
The bail condition changes will be in effect until Sept. 18, when Sensenberger will be back in court and is expected to enter a plea.
Sullivan hinted that Sensenberger would not be pleading guilty to the uttering threats charge. She is also charged with causing a disturbance.
Both Zimmer and Sensenberger appeared in court Wednesday, but arrived separately and avoided looking at each other throughout the proceedings.
Sensenberger was dressed down in jeans and a sweater, with a solemn expression on her face that didn't change throughout the afternoon court appearance.
When she was arrested Aug. 23 at the John G. Diefenbaker Airport, Sensenberger was also charged with endangering the safety of an aircraft, a charge that was later withdrawn.
At that time, Saskatoon Police told the media that Sensenberger, who was raised in Collingwood, Ont., was accused of creating a disturbance that only got worse throughout the and a verbal argument of a domestic nature took place.
When contacted by QMI Agency in Collingwood, Sensenberger's grandmother, Rita Sensenberger, said Wednesdaythat she is worried about Maygan.
"I have nothing to say, I just want my granddaughter home, that's all," she said. "Maygan already knows how I feel ... I'm worried about her, she's my grandaughter."