17. In the cases contemplated in section 16, the municipality succeeds to the rights, obligations and charges of the city, town, village or country municipality; it becomes, without proceedings in continuance of suit, a party to every suit, in the place and stead of such municipality.
The by-laws, resolutions, procès-verbaux, valuation rolls, collection rolls, existing collective agreements and other acts of such municipality shall remain in force until amended, set aside or repealed.
The officers and municipal employees of such municipality shall continue to be in the employ of the municipality until their resignation or replacement.
Furthermore, in the case contemplated in the first paragraph, the term of office of the members of the council shall end on the day when the decision of the Government takes effect.