(cf SCR Part 31, rule 7; DCR Part 12,
If several proceedings are pending in the court and it appears to the court--
(a) that they involve a common question, or
(b) that the rights to relief claimed in them are in respect of, or arise out of, the same transaction or series of transactions, or
(c) that for some other reason it is desirable to make an order under this rule,the court may order those proceedings to be consolidated, or to be tried at the same time or one immediately after another, or may order any of them to be stayed until after the determination of any other of them.
Note : See also Division 5 of Part 6 with respect to joinder of causes of action and joinder of parties.