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. 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. (via Senator’s wife charged with causing disturbance on plane | The Chronicle Herald)
From the lives of Canadian Senators (i.e., unelected representatives):
Rod A. A. Zimmer (born December 19, 1942) is a Canadian senator. He was appointed to the Canadian Senate on the recommendation of Prime Minister Paul Martin on August 2, 2005. Zimmer was previously a Winnipeg, Manitoba, businessman and philanthropist. He was also a significant fundraiser for the Liberal Party of Canada.
From 1979 to 1983, he was Vice President of Corporate Communications for CanWest Capital Corporation. He was then Director of Marketing and Communications for the Manitoba Lotteries Foundation (1985–1993). He served as Vice President for the Festivals for the Pan American Games Society Inc. from 1995 to 1998. Before being appointed to the Senate, he was the President of The Gatehouse Corporation, a position he has held since 1993. Zimmer is also a past president of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.