Maygan Sensenberger, the young wife of Manitoba Senator Rod Zimmer could become a familiar face in the province of Saskatchewan.
Her case is currently in Saskatoon’s domestic violence court, which means she could be given the option to seek treatment if she pleads guilty. If she go that route it could result in a lesser sentence and she could possibly avoid a criminal record.
However, the treatment would likely have to be done in Saskatoon and Sensenberger currently resides in Ottawa.
Senior crown prosecutor Matthew Miazga, when asked how treatment would work for someone outside of Saskatoon responded, “It doesn’t work.”
“If you come from another province, programming is going to be very difficult to arrange,” said Miazga.
He also explained to arrange to have an individual complete a program in another province would be a challenge.
“With the programs that are offered through Saskatoon Mental Health we have arrangements where they have waivers of confidentiality agreements and they provide us with attendance reports, participation reports — so that we know that the person is in the program,” said Miazga.
The couple gained attention after national news picked up on reports Sensenberger allegedly threatened to kill her husband while on a flight to Saskatoon.
She is currently facing charges for uttering threats and causing a disturbance. While an original charge of endangering the safety of an aircraft has since been withdrawn.
No plea has been entered and Sensenberger is back in court on Sept. 18.