Zimmer’s wife charged with disturbance on plane

Maygan Sensenberger poses with her husband, Rod Zimmer, in this undated Facebook photo. 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. (HO-Facebook/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

SASKATOON – A woman charged with causing a disturbance on a flight to Saskatoon was allegedly arguing with her husband, who is a Canadian senator.

Maygan Sensenberger, 23, was in court in Saskatoon on Friday, after allegedly threatening passengers, swearing, and arguing with her husband, Rod Zimmer, 69.

Court records show the disturbance happened on Air Canada Flight 8597, which originated in Halifax, stopped in Ottawa and then went on to Saskatoon.

“It’s our understanding that throughout the flight, there was a verbal argument taking place of a domestic nature,” said Alyson Edwards, spokesperson with the Saskatoon Police Service.

According to witnesses, Sensenberger created a large disturbance and it only got worse as the plane neared Saskatoon, Edwards said.

“The suspect in this case had stated to several people that she believed her husband was in medical distress,” said Edwards, adding that alcohol may have been a factor.

Officers met the woman when the aircraft landed.

Sensenberger is charged with endangering the safety of the aircraft and causing a disturbance. Court records show police believe she uttered threats against her husband and threatened to take down the plane.

Zimmer, who is a Liberal and represents Manitoba in the Senate, was appointed to the Canadian upper chamber in 2005 by then-prime minister Paul Martin.

No one was injured in the incident and police say the safety of the aircraft was not compromised.

Sensenberger was visibly shaken and tearful in the prisoner’s box during her court appearance Friday.

She will be remanded in custody until her second appearance on Monday.

A Facebook page that was started in 2010 called, “Rod Zimmer & Maygan Sensenberger’s Wedding Page,” says they were married on Aug. 27, 2011.

Pictures apparently taken in the House of Commons show the happy couple looking deeply into each others’ eyes while holding one another. Sensenberger shows off her ring in at least one of the photos.

Zimmer was born in Kuroki, Sask., east of Saskatoon, and currently lives in Winnipeg.

His parliamentary biography lists several positions he held before being appointed a senator, including vice president for the festivals for the Pan American Games Society Inc., a member of the board of directors for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Football Club and a member of the board of the Canadian Paralympic Foundation.

 




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Zimmer’s wife charged with disturbance on plane

  1. Wow, nobody has commented yet? First off, 69/23 = 3. Three times older. Good on ya Zimmer. Flying around with a 23 year old, boozing it up! All good, but tell her an airplane’s no place to stir the pot. Good luck buddy, and try Westjet, less union hags.

    • What does westjet has anything to do with the above issue. She would have acted the same no matter who she was flying with- “less union hags” ?

  2. LMAO HOLY SHIT that is one gold digging bitch.

  3. It says something about a man who would take a virtual child as his wife. To me, this says that his judgement is questionable, and I do not trust him.

    • Well he’s in the Senate where he can’t do any harm.

  4. This is the exact kind of abuse men have to endure from their wives on a daily basis, but men are not recognized as victims in the eyes of the law.

    • See Bill Burr’s latest comedy special on Netflix.

  5. Must be slim pickings on the prairies for her to marry someone old enough to be her grandfather.

    • You mean great-grandfather. p.s. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

      • Yeah, as they used to say, now she can lie in bed and feel old age creeping over her.

    • $he chose who she wanted. Look at her. She could likely have anyone she wants.
      I can personally assure you that the pickings aren’t slim. Think Dallas.

      • No fool like an old fool, as they say.

      • He does look a bit like J.R. Ewing now that you mention it.

  6. Check out her FB page. She is a total party girl, train wreck and an embarrassment to the Senate.

    • How could anyone possibly embarrass the senate?

  7. Very poor report. Facts grossly unclear.
    Was her husband having health problems? Yes or No?
    Was alcohol involved similar to the Calgary nutbar who had a plane rerouted?
    What did she actually do on the plane?
    Did her husband attempt to quieten her down, if not why not?
    Give her 30 days for dangerous public mischief on an airline.
    Enough of high flying nutbars, they endanger everybody.
    And do you know how easy it is to open a plane door in mid flight ?
    You may be surprised.

    • “And do you know how easy it is to open a plane door in mid flight ?”

      Unfortunately, as much of your post was valid, this point was not. All commercial flights have doors that first have to be pulled in before being opened out. In a pressurized cabin at cruising altitude, this would be next to impossible.

      • I think that was the point he was trying to make.

  8. Vic Toews and his child wife could double date with these two..and later the two old geezers could watch as the babes get it on with eachother.

  9. It’s not how many times 23 goes into 69 that counts..It’s how many times 69 goes into 23.

    • I’m thinking not that many…

  10. Harpers daughter Lauren should babysit Vic Toews new kid…or doesn’t Harper trust Toews? And we pay taxes so these idiots can behave like children. How many other big shots are married to hookers and babysitters? Bruce Carson had one too as I recall.

  11. I imagine this flight was a Senate perk & taxpayer funded. After her court hearing we’ll put them back on a plane to any where they want to go. Senate abolition anyone?

  12. holy c**p! I had to look them up online. She appeared young but 46 years his junior?
    Child is right! She definitely has established her profession but instead of street corners she has other methods.

  13. Just be a precocious pretty girl and open your legs wide to rich, old, powerful men — and your clam will make the world your oyster forever.

  14. Going to spend her first anniversary in the jail-house and then in the court room. Grow up kid!

  15. What happened? Did they tell her she couldn’t text during takeoff?

  16. “Sensenberger is charged with endangering the safety of the aircraft and causing a disturbance [...] police say the safety of the aircraft was not compromised.”

    Alright then.

  17. ‘… Sensenberger is charged with endangering the safety of the aircraft and causing a disturbance….’
    ‘…No one was injured in the incident and police say the safety of the aircraft was not compromised…’

    So if the ‘safety of the aircraft’ was NOT compromised’… why was this person charged with ‘endangering the safety of an aircraft’???
    This looks like another fine example of the current “kill a mosquito with a sledgehammer” policy in the world of air travel.I suspect from now on Sensenberger will be subject to body cavity searches before flying? I am sure however she will still be served alcohol inflight…

  18. Sad. He has gone through very serious health problems, and seems to be doing well in that.

  19. Causing a commotion on a plane is usually for one of two reasons – mental illness or drunkenness. View the red-faced, tippling party photos of this young woman online. Add in the foolish selling of herself to an old man, and it’s clear how she got to where she is now. I hope this incident helps her straighten out. Everyone deserves a second chance.

  20. Maygan Sensenberger… the name alone sounds high maintenance. LOL, serves him right for marrying one of his grand-daughter’s friends.

  21. 69 vs 23. I’m sure that isn’t a record in the Canadian Senate.

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